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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1944

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Peter Eotvos, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1944 birth of tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5]  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history death of jurgis BaltruĊĦaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)  

Jan 04   Henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder died in the year 1944.  

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   On this day in history death of william Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878)  

Jan 11   In the year 1944 galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies  

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