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Historical Events In 1944

Sunday, 18 April 2021

May 03   "Meet Me in St Louis" opens on Broadway on this day in history.  

May 03   Dr. Robert Woodward and Dr. William Doering produced the first synthetic quinine on this day in history.  

May 03   On this day in history meat rationing ends in US  

May 04   In the year 1944 rCAF kills three German U-boats in under a month.  

May 05   Gandhi freed from prison on this day in history.  

May 05   Russian offensive against Sebastopol Krim on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

May 07   HMCS Valleyfield torpedoed in the year 1944.  

May 08   In the year 1944 33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death  

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

May 08   U-575 sinks Asphodel in the year 1944.  

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

May 09   Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes Governor of Louisiana in the year 1944.  

May 09   Dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested on this day in history.  

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

May 09   On this day in history russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol  

May 09   In the year 1944 the first eye bank opens (NYC)  

May 10   In the year 1944 chinese offensive in West-Yunnan  

May 10   Smith v Allwright (excluding Blacks from primary voting) is illegal in the year 1944.  

May 11   In the year 1944 allied forces launch a major offensive in central Italy  

May 11   In the year 1944 henk Hos, resistance fighter, executed at 37  

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

May 11   Slomp Resistance fighter (Frits de Zwerver) freed from Arnhem prison in the year 1944.  

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

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

May 12   Krim purged of Nazi troops in the year 1944.  

May 12   Secret Police arrest Gerrit Van de Peat on this day in history.  

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

May 13   Hitler gives permission for German forces to withdraw from the USSR on this day in history.  

May 14   In the year 1944 91 German bombers harass Bristol  

May 14   British troops occupy Kohima in the year 1944.  

May 14   On this day in history general Rommel, Speidel & von Stülpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler  

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

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

Jan 04   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history death of henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder  

Jan 05   Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history death of ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857)  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of j Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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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