Historical Events In 1944
Saturday, 15 May 2021
Oct 17 Pavel Haas, composer, dies at 45 in the year 1944.
Oct 18 Eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussel on this day in history.
Oct 18 On this day in history hitler orders the establishment of "Volkssturm." Boys between fifteen and eighteen and men between fifty and sixty are drafted into service. The Nazis have to mobilize replacements for 500,000 men.
Oct 18 Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II on this day in history.
Oct 19 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow on this day in history.
Oct 19 US forces land in Philipines on this day in history.
Oct 20 30 blocks of Cleveland Ohio burn after a liquid gas factory explodes in the year 1944.
Oct 20 In the year 1944 gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65
Oct 20 On this day in history general Douglas MacArthur keeps his famous promise and returns to the Philippines.
Oct 20 In the year 1944 liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless
Oct 20 In the year 1944 revolution by workers & students in Guatemala
Oct 21 Canadian troops occupy Breskens on this day in history.
Oct 21 Prv. Ernest Alva Smith (The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) wins the Victoria Cross at the Savio River, Italy in the year 1944.
Oct 21 In the year 1944 uS troops capture Aachen, first large German city to fall
Oct 22 On this day in history kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo
Oct 23 1st Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam on this day in history.
Oct 23 On this day in history hana Brady, Holocaust victim
Oct 23 On this day in history soviet army invades Hungary
Oct 23 On this day in history the largest naval battle in the history of warfare was fought near Leyte Gulf in the Philippines on Oct 23-26, 1944
Oct 24 In the year 1944 in air-sea battle in the Sibuyan Sea, carrier aircraft attack Japanese Center Force.
Oct 24 Lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54 on this day in history.
Oct 24 In the year 1944 rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners
Oct 25 In the year 1944 battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink
Oct 25 In the year 1944 during Battle of Leyte Gulf in Battle of Surigao Straits, U.S. battleships execute the maneuver of "crossing the tee" of the Japanese forces. In Battle Off Samar, escort carriers, destroyers and destroyer escorts heroically resist attacks of Japanese Center Force. In Battle Off Cape Engano, 3rd Fleet carriers attack Japanese Northern Force sinking several small carriers.
Oct 25 On this day in history fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed
Oct 25 In the year 1944 hMCS SKEENA (RCN), lost at Reykjavik, Iceland - driven ashore in heavy gale and wrecked.
Oct 25 Japanese navy defeated at battle of Leyte Gulf on this day in history.
Oct 26 U.S. defeats the Japanese Navy near the Phillipines in the year 1944.
Oct 27 Antwerp port is taken by the Allies on this day in history.
Oct 27 In the year 1944 hertogenbosch & Tilburg freed from nazi occupation
Oct 27 Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies in the year 1944.
Oct 28 Russia & Bulgaria sign weapon pact on this day in history.
Oct 29 1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda Neth on this day in history.
Oct 29 Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings) in the year 1944.