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Historical Events In 1944

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

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

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   On this day in history soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II  

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

Oct 19   US forces land in Philipines in the year 1944.  

Oct 20   30 blocks of Cleveland Ohio burn after a liquid gas factory explodes in the year 1944.  

Oct 20   Gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65 in the year 1944.  

Oct 20   In the year 1944 general Douglas MacArthur keeps his famous promise and returns to the Philippines.  

Oct 20   Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless on this day in history.  

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

Oct 21   Canadian troops occupy Breskens in the year 1944.  

Oct 21   In the year 1944 prv. Ernest Alva Smith (The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) wins the Victoria Cross at the Savio River, Italy  

Oct 21   US troops capture Aachen, first large German city to fall on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Oct 23   Soviet army invades Hungary on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1944.  

Oct 25   Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink in the year 1944.  

Oct 25   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 on this day in history.  

Oct 25   On this day in history fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed  

Oct 25   HMCS SKEENA (RCN), lost at Reykjavik, Iceland - driven ashore in heavy gale and wrecked in the year 1944.  

Oct 25   Japanese navy defeated at battle of Leyte Gulf in the year 1944.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 05   Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1944 c T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history death of ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857)  

Jan 07   J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed died on this day in history.  

Jan 08   William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878) died on this day in history.  

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

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