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Historical Events In 1944

Thursday, 21 January 2021

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   RCAF kills three German U-boats in under a month in the year 1944.  

May 05   Gandhi freed from prison in the year 1944.  

May 05   In the year 1944 russian offensive against Sebastopol Krim  

May 06   70th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 2:04.2 on this day in history.  

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

May 07   HMCS Valleyfield torpedoed in the year 1944.  

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 on this day in history.  

May 08   In the year 1944 u-575 sinks Asphodel  

May 09   1st eye bank opens in New York in the year 1944.  

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

May 09   In the year 1944 dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested  

May 09   Ethel Mary Smyth, composer, dies at 86 in the year 1944.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

May 11   On this day in history opposition group surprise attack post office washer  

May 11   In the year 1944 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   On this day in history krim purged of Nazi troops  

May 12   On this day in history 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   Hitler gives permission for German forces to withdraw from the USSR on this day in history.  

May 14   91 German bombers harass Bristol on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1944 the birth of George Lucas, Creator of the Star Wars films  

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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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1944 birth of blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke  

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

Jan 05   Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht) was born on this day in history.  

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   Jurgis BaltruĊĦaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80  

Jan 06   In the year 1944 death of ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857)  

Jan 07   J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed died in the year 1944.  

Jan 08   William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878) died on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies on this day in history.  

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