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Historical Events In 1944

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Nov 20   Sekio Nishina, Japanese inventor (kaiten-suicide submarine), dies at 21 on this day in history.  

Nov 21   On this day in history personnel & executive staff of Philips demonstrate for more food  

Nov 22   On this day in history arthur Stanley Eddington, dies  

Nov 22   Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen in the year 1944.  

Nov 23   In the year 1944 uS 7th army under Gen Patch conquers Straatsburg  

Nov 24   EMHCH Houtappel, resistance fighter: in Neuengamme, dies on this day in history.  

Nov 24   First B-29 raids from Marianas base on this day in history.  

Nov 24   HMCS Shawinigan (Corvette) lost in the CAbot Strait in the year 1944.  

Nov 24   US bombers based on Saipan, begin 1st attack on Tokyo in the year 1944.  

Nov 24   On this day in history uS bombers based on Saipan, first attack Tokyo  

Nov 25   In the year 1944 32nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal HMCS defeat Hamilton Flying Wildcats, 7-6  

Nov 25   A German V-2 missile hit a Woolworth's department store in New Cross Road, Deptford, killing 160 midday shoppers. The V-2 was a recent innovation in German ammunition in the year 1944.  

Nov 25   Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge/baseball commisioner, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Nov 26   In the year 1944 1st allied marines move onto Antwerp harbor  

Nov 27   3,500-40,00 ton explosive, explodes in Staffordshire, 68 killed on this day in history.  

Nov 28   On this day in history 1st allied ship sails into Schelde Antwerp  

Nov 28   Bijnen, Dutch opposition leader (LKP), shot to death in Apeldoorn on this day in history.  

Nov 29   In the year 1944 albania liberated from Nazi control (National Day)  

Nov 29   Albania liberated from Nazi control (Natl Day) in the year 1944.  

Nov 29   John Hopkins hospital performs first open heart surgery on this day in history.  

Nov 30   Biggest & last British Battleship HMS Vanguard runs aground in the year 1944.  

Nov 30   Max Halbe, writer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Dec 01   In the year 1944 béla Bartòk's Concerto for orchestra, premieres  

Dec 02   In the year 1944 10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (QB)  

Dec 02   Filippo T Marinetti, Italian writer (father of futurism), dies at 67 in the year 1944.  

Dec 03   On this day in history british order to disarm, causes general strike in Greece  

Dec 03   Civil War breaks out in Greece in the year 1944.  

Dec 03   Civil War starts in Athens Greece on this day in history.  

Dec 03   Delfien Vanhaute, Flemish pastor/poet (Ark of Noah), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Dec 04   Germans destroy Rhine dikes, Betuwe flooded on this day in history.  

Dec 04   In the year 1944 uSS Flasher (SS-249) sinks Japanese destroyer Kishinami and damages a merchant ship in South China Sea. Flasher is only U.S. submarine to sink over 100,000 tons of enemy shipping in World War II.  

Dec 05   German troops rob all the silver coin in Utrecht on this day in history.  

Dec 06   US 95th Infantry division reaches Westwall on this day in history.  

Dec 07   On this day in history convention on International Civil Aviation drawn up in Chicago  

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

Jan 03   Christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960) was born on this day in history.  

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   Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream) was born on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history 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 Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)  

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

Jan 08   William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878) died in the year 1944.  

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

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