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Historical Events In 1944

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Mar 07   HMCS Valleyfield torpedoed in the year 1944.  

Mar 07   In the year 1944 japans begins offensive in Burma  

Mar 08   On this day in history uS resumes bombing Berlin  

Mar 10   David Vogel, Ukrainian author, dies in Auschwitz at 52 on this day in history.  

Mar 11   Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested in the year 1944.  

Mar 11   On this day in history hendrik W van Loon, Neth/US radio commentator/writer, dies at 62  

Mar 13   USSR recognizes Italian Badoglio government on this day in history.  

Mar 13   USSR recognizes Italian Badoglio govt in the year 1944.  

Mar 14   On this day in history pavel Grigor'yevich, composer, dies at 66  

Mar 15   Italian town of Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing in the year 1944.  

Mar 15   Otto von Below, German commandant (WW I), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

Mar 16   Vichy Internal minister Pucheu sentenced to death on this day in history.  

Mar 17   Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke on this day in history.  

Mar 18   2,500 women trample guards & floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago IL department store in the year 1944.  

Mar 18   In the year 1944 benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor, dies at 79  

Mar 18   On this day in history nazi Germany occupies Hungary  

Mar 19   German Army invades Hungary on this day in history.  

Mar 19   On this day in history tippett's oratorium "Child of Our Time", premieres in London  

Mar 19   In the year 1944 tippett's oratorium "Child of Our Time," premieres in London  

Mar 20   Bus falls off bridge into Passaic River NJ, killing 16 on this day in history.  

Mar 20   On this day in history felix Woyrsch, composer, dies at 83  

Mar 20   On this day in history lt. Gen. Henry Duncan Graham Crerar 1888-1965 appointed to command of 1st Canadian Army; largest field formation ever formed by Canada; includes British, Dutch, Belgian, and Polish units.  

Mar 20   Mount Vesuvius, Italy explodes in the year 1944.  

Mar 21   Gen Eisenhower postpones S France invasion until after Normandy on this day in history.  

Mar 21   General Eisenhower postpones S France invasion until after Normandy on this day in history.  

Mar 22   ... Pucheu, French Internal minister to Vichy, executed on this day in history.  

Mar 22   In the year 1944 600+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Berlin  

Mar 23   Bomb assassination against Southern Tirol congregation in Rome, 33 die in the year 1944.  

Mar 23   Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 meter without a parachute & lives in the year 1944.  

Mar 23   In the year 1944 o C Wingate, British general-major (Burma), dies in air crash  

Mar 24   On this day in history 76 Allied officers escape Stalag Luft 3 (Great Escape)  

Mar 24   On this day in history 76 Allied officers escape Stalag Luft 3 (Great Escape) later made into a movie  

Mar 24   811 British bombers attack Berlin on this day in history.  

Mar 24   In occupied Rome, Nazis executed more than 300 civilians on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1944

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of peter Eotvos, composer  

Jan 02   In the year 1944 birth of prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)  

Jan 03   David Atherton, English conductor was born in the year 1944.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht) was born on this day in history.  

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 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   On this day in history galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies  

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