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Historical Events In 1944

Thursday, 24 September 2020

May 03   "Meet Me in St Louis" opens on Broadway in the year 1944.  

May 03   In the year 1944 dr. Robert Woodward and Dr. William Doering produced the first synthetic quinine  

May 03   Meat rationing ends in US on this day in history.  

May 04   On this day in history rCAF kills three German U-boats in under a month.  

May 05   In the year 1944 gandhi freed from prison  

May 05   In the year 1944 russian offensive against Sebastopol Krim  

May 06   In the year 1944 70th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 2:04.2  

May 07   German assault on Tito's hideout in Drvar Bosnia in the year 1944.  

May 07   On this day in history hMCS Valleyfield torpedoed  

May 08   33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death on this day in history.  

May 08   The first eye bank is established in New York City in the year 1944.  

May 08   U-575 sinks Asphodel on this day in history.  

May 09   1st eye bank opens in New York on this day in history.  

May 09   On this day in history country singer Jimmie Davis becomes Governor of Louisiana  

May 09   Dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested in the year 1944.  

May 09   In the year 1944 ethel Mary Smyth, composer, dies at 86  

May 09   Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol in the year 1944.  

May 09   The first eye bank opens (NYC) in the year 1944.  

May 10   Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan in the year 1944.  

May 10   In the year 1944 smith v Allwright (excluding Blacks from primary voting) is illegal  

May 11   Allied forces launch a major offensive in central Italy in the year 1944.  

May 11   Henk Hos, resistance fighter, executed at 37 on this day in history.  

May 11   Opposition group surprise attack post office washer on this day in history.  

May 11   On this day in history slomp Resistance fighter (Frits de Zwerver) freed from Arnhem prison  

May 12   In the year 1944 900+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Zwikau, Bohlen & Brüx  

May 12   Arthur T Quiller-Couch [Q], British author/critic, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

May 12   Krim purged of Nazi troops on this day in history.  

May 12   In the year 1944 secret Police arrest Gerrit Van de Peat  

May 13   70th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 1:59.2 on this day in history.  

May 13   On this day in history hitler gives permission for German forces to withdraw from the USSR  

May 14   91 German bombers harass Bristol in the year 1944.  

May 14   British troops occupy Kohima on this day in history.  

May 14   General Rommel, Speidel & von Stülpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler in the year 1944.  

May 14   The birth of George Lucas, Creator of the Star Wars films 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   David Atherton, English conductor was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   Jurgis BaltruĊĦaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873) died in the year 1944.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   On this day in history galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies  

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