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Historical Events In 1944

Sunday, 16 January 2022

Aug 10   On this day in history race riots in Athens Alabama  

Aug 11   An electric powered rescue hoist was installed on an HNS-1 helicopter at CGAS Floyd Bennett Field in the year 1944.  

Aug 11   On this day in history british premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy  

Aug 12   Churchill & Tito meet in Naples on this day in history.  

Aug 13   On this day in history british 8th army occupies Florence  

Aug 14   British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica in the year 1944.  

Aug 15   Allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed in the year 1944.  

Aug 15   Allied forces land in the south of France, Marseilles recaptured in the year 1944.  

Aug 15   On this day in history anvil-Dragoon, U.S. 6th, 7th and French first Armies, attack Southern France and head toward Southern Germany.  

Aug 16   On this day in history 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy  

Aug 16   Roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28 in the year 1944.  

Aug 16   U.S. War Department issues a statement that bombing Auschwitz would divert air power from "decisive operations elsewhere." on this day in history.  

Aug 17   4th Canadian Armour division occupiers Trun Normandy in the year 1944.  

Aug 17   John Trumble, cricketer (brother of Hugh 7 Tests 1885-86), dies in the year 1944.  

Aug 18   Cecile Chaminade, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1944.  

Aug 18   Major David V. Currie (The South Alberta Regiment) wins the Victoria Cross at St. Lambert-sur-Dives, France in the year 1944.  

Aug 18   On this day in history paris railroad workers strike against nazi occupiers  

Aug 19   Allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed in the year 1944.  

Aug 19   Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62 in the year 1944.  

Aug 20   "Anna Lucasta," opens on Broadway in the year 1944.  

Aug 20   127 Flying Fortress Bombers drop high-explosives on the factory areas at Auschwitz, less than five miles east of the gas-chambers on this day in history.  

Aug 21   On this day in history dumbarton Oaks conference opens in Washington, DC; establishes UN  

Aug 21   In the year 1944 germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy  

Aug 21   On this day in history hMCS Alberni lost  

Aug 22   On this day in history hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]  

Aug 22   HMS Nabob (Cdn. manned aircraft carrier) severely damaged by torpedo off Norway in the year 1944.  

Aug 22   Raymond Aimos, actor (Golem, Mayerling, La Bandera), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

Aug 23   94.5°F (34.7°C) in De Bilt Netherlands & 101.5°F (38.6°C) in Warnsvelt in the year 1944.  

Aug 23   In the year 1944 nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63  

Aug 23   In the year 1944 romania liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day 1944-1990)  

Aug 24   Gen LeClercs troops open assault on Paris in the year 1944.  

Aug 25   France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame on this day in history.  

Aug 25   On this day in history germany Army by now has sustained 400,000 men killed, wounded or captured, plus 1,300 tanks, 1,500 artillery, and 3,500 aircraft destroyed.  

Aug 25   Krijn van den Helm, resistance fighter (KP Leeuwarden), shot to death in the year 1944.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1944 birth of christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke  

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

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   On this day in history death of henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder  

Jan 05   Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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