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Historical Events In 1944

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Jan 01   C T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies in the year 1944.  

Jan 01   In the year 1944 general Clark replaces General Patton as commander of 7th Army  

Jan 01   The first feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, New York City NY in the year 1944.  

Jan 02   1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol) in the year 1944.  

Jan 02   First use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol) in the year 1944.  

Jan 03   Helicopter Mercy Mission a HNS-1 helicopter, made an emergency delivery of 40 units of blood plasma from lower Manhattan Island to Sandy Hook where the plasma was administered to survivors of an explosion on the destroyer Turner (DD 648) on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Top Marine ace MAJ Boyington captured after shooting down 28 aircraft in the year 1944.  

Jan 03   In the year 1944 world War II: Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.  

Jan 04   Henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in US State Department in the year 1944.  

Jan 04   On this day in history ralph Bunche appointed first Negro official in US State Department  

Jan 05   In the year 1944 adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80  

Jan 05   The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1944 air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59  

Jan 07   Air Force announces production of first US jet fighter, the Bell P-59 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history j Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed  

Jan 10   On this day in history 1st mobile electric power plant delivered, Phila  

Jan 10   British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma in the year 1944.  

Jan 11   Aircraft from USS Block Island make first aircraft rocket attack on German submarine in the year 1944.  

Jan 11   On this day in history crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established  

Jan 11   On this day in history galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies  

Jan 12   In the year 1944 churchill & de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh  

Jan 12   On this day in history churchill &de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh  

Jan 12   Failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraat Amsterdam on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Mohammed Emin Yurdakul, Turkish poet, dies at about 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   On this day in history soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum/Wolchow  

Jan 15   European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany on this day in history.  

Jan 15   General Eisenhower arrives in England in the year 1944.  

Jan 15   In Argentina a 7.8 earthquake resulted in 5000 deaths in the year 1944.  

Jan 15   Vught Concentration Camp puts 74 women in 1 cell, 10 die in the year 1944.  

Jan 16   On this day in history gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London  

Jan 16   In the year 1944 gen. Dwight Eisenhower arrived in London to assume command of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe.  

Jan 16   General Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London on this day in history.  

Jan 16   In London, General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes commander of the Allied Invasion Force, during WWII on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1944

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Peter Eotvos, composer was born in the year 1944.  

Jan 02   In the year 1944 birth of prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician  

Jan 03   Christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1944 birth of david Atherton, English conductor  

Jan 03   Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1944 birth of volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)  

Jan 05   In the year 1944 birth of felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)  

Jan 05   Tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5] was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1944

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history c T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies  

Jan 03   Jurgis BaltruĊĦaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873) died in the year 1944.  

Jan 04   Henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1944 adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80  

Jan 06   Ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857) died in the year 1944.  

Jan 07   J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed died in the year 1944.  

Jan 08   William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878) died in the year 1944.  

Jan 11   Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies in the year 1944.  

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