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)