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Historical Events In 1944

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Oct 17   On this day in history pavel Haas, composer, dies at 45  

Oct 18   On this day in history eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussel  

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 in the year 1944.  

Oct 19   On this day in history british premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow  

Oct 19   On this day in history uS forces land in Philipines  

Oct 20   On this day in history 30 blocks of Cleveland Ohio burn after a liquid gas factory explodes  

Oct 20   In the year 1944 gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65  

Oct 20   General Douglas MacArthur keeps his famous promise and returns to the Philippines on this day in history.  

Oct 20   On this day in history liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless  

Oct 20   On this day in history revolution by workers & students in Guatemala  

Oct 21   In the year 1944 canadian troops occupy Breskens  

Oct 21   Prv. Ernest Alva Smith (The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) wins the Victoria Cross at the Savio River, Italy on this day in history.  

Oct 21   In the year 1944 uS troops capture Aachen, first large German city to fall  

Oct 22   In the year 1944 kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo  

Oct 23   On this day in history 1st Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam  

Oct 23   Hana Brady, Holocaust victim on this day in history.  

Oct 23   In the year 1944 soviet army invades Hungary  

Oct 23   The largest naval battle in the history of warfare was fought near Leyte Gulf in the Philippines on Oct 23-26, 1944 on this day in history.  

Oct 24   On this day in history in air-sea battle in the Sibuyan Sea, carrier aircraft attack Japanese Center Force.  

Oct 24   On this day in history lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54  

Oct 24   Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners on this day in history.  

Oct 25   Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink on this day in history.  

Oct 25   On this day in history 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   Fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed in the year 1944.  

Oct 25   On this day in history 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   Hertogenbosch & Tilburg freed from nazi occupation in the year 1944.  

Oct 27   Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies in the year 1944.  

Oct 28   On this day in history russia & Bulgaria sign weapon pact  

Oct 29   1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda Neth on this day in history.  

Oct 29   On this day in history denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings)  

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

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

Jan 03   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   Tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5] was born in the year 1944.  

Famous Deaths In 1944

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

Jan 03   Jurgis BaltruĊĦaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873) died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1944 death of henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed died in the year 1944.  

Jan 08   In the year 1944 death of william Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878)  

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

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