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Historical Events In 1944

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Oct 17   Pavel Haas, composer, dies at 45 in the year 1944.  

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   In the year 1944 british premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow  

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

Oct 20   In the year 1944 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   In the year 1944 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   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   US troops capture Aachen, first large German city to fall in the year 1944.  

Oct 22   Kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo on this day in history.  

Oct 23   1st Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam in the year 1944.  

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

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

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   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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Oct 25   Fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed in the year 1944.  

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   U.S. defeats the Japanese Navy near the Phillipines on this day in history.  

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

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   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   In the year 1944 birth of peter Eotvos, composer  

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   David Atherton, English conductor was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream) was born in the year 1944.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80 in the year 1944.  

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

Jan 11   Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies in the year 1944.  

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