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Historical Events In 1944

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Jul 14   Attempt to liberate prisoners in Amsterdam fails, John Post arrested in the year 1944.  

Jul 15   Greenwich Observatory damaged by WW II flying bomb in the year 1944.  

Jul 16   Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row in the year 1944.  

Jul 16   John Post, Dutch farmer/resistance fighter (passage fight), executed on this day in history.  

Jul 17   In the year 1944 2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322  

Jul 17   Hugh Rigby, English portrait painter (King George V 1928-32), dies in the year 1944.  

Jul 18   7:45 Operation-Goodwood: British assault east of Caen on this day in history.  

Jul 18   George A Hartland, English MP (Norwich 1931-35), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jul 19   1,200+ 8th Air Force bombers bomb targets in SW Germany on this day in history.  

Jul 19   On this day in history carl Bock, Danish Gestapo agent, liquidated  

Jul 20   In the year 1944 abortive attempt on Hitler's life by a group of Nazi officers.  

Jul 20   Arthur J Treadwell, English mayor of Stoke Newington, dies at about 71 in the year 1944.  

Jul 20   On this day in history brit/Canadian troops occupy Hill 67/Ifs/Bras/Frenouville, Normandy  

Jul 20   Pres FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Dem convention on this day in history.  

Jul 20   In the year 1944 uS invades Japanese-occupied Guam in WW II  

Jul 20   On this day in history von Stauffenberg fails on an attempt on Hitler's life  

Jul 21   American marines capture the western Pacific island of Guam on this day in history.  

Jul 21   British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery in the year 1944.  

Jul 21   On this day in history gerrit van den Bosch, led illegal Dutch CPN party, dies in Dachau  

Jul 21   Invasion and recapture of Guam begins on this day in history.  

Jul 21   US forces free Guam of Japanese invaders in the year 1944.  

Jul 22   Soviets set up Polish Committee of National Liberation in the year 1944.  

Jul 23   Bernard M Cohen, attorney, killed at Belsen concentration camp in the year 1944.  

Jul 23   Chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader on this day in history.  

Jul 23   On this day in history uS forces invade Japanese-held Tinian in WW II  

Jul 24   In the year 1944 300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions  

Jul 24   Following 43 days of naval gunfire and air bombardment, Naval Task Force lands Marines on Tinian in the year 1944.  

Jul 24   In the year 1944 jan Postma, leader of illegal Dutch party (CPN), executed at 49  

Jul 24   In the year 1944 russians liberate the Majdanek extermination camp.  

Jul 25   -26] Japanse banzai-attack on Guam on this day in history.  

Jul 25   On this day in history lesley J McNair, US lt-general, killed by US bomb at St-Lo  

Jul 25   In the year 1944 the breakout from the Normandy beaches begins.  

Jul 25   On this day in history the first jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262)  

Jul 26   On this day in history japanese suicide attack on US lines in Guam  

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Famous Birthdays In 1944

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1944 birth of peter Eotvos, composer  

Jan 02   Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician was born in the year 1944.  

Jan 03   Christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960) was born in the year 1944.  

Jan 03   David Atherton, English conductor was born in the year 1944.  

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

Jan 04   Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream) was born in the year 1944.  

Jan 05   Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht) was born in the year 1944.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5]  

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   In the year 1944 death of henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder  

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

Jan 06   In the year 1944 death of ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857)  

Jan 07   In the year 1944 death of j Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed  

Jan 08   On this day in history death of william Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878)  

Jan 11   Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies on this day in history.  

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