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Historical Events In 1944

Tuesday, 14 July 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   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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history uS forces land in Philipines  

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

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

Oct 20   On this day in history 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   On this day in history canadian troops occupy Breskens  

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

Oct 23   On this day in history hana Brady, Holocaust victim  

Oct 23   In the year 1944 soviet army invades Hungary  

Oct 23   In the year 1944 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 in the year 1944.  

Oct 24   In the year 1944 rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners  

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 in the year 1944.  

Oct 25   In the year 1944 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   On this day in history japanese navy defeated at battle of Leyte Gulf  

Oct 26   On this day in history u.S. defeats the Japanese Navy near the Phillipines.  

Oct 27   On this day in history antwerp port is taken by the Allies.  

Oct 27   In the year 1944 hertogenbosch & Tilburg freed from nazi occupation  

Oct 27   Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies on this day in history.  

Oct 28   Russia & Bulgaria sign weapon pact in the year 1944.  

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

Oct 29   Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings) on this day in history.  

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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   On this day in history birth of prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician  

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   In the year 1944 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   On this day in history birth of felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   Henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1944 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   In the year 1944 death of j Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed  

Jan 08   In the year 1944 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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