What Happened on December 17, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Green Bay Packers win NFL championship with an 8–2 record
  • San Franciso M-Ocean View streetcar resumes service & is extended to Market St
  • US Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast, detainees released
  • US destroyers sink in storm off Philippines, 790 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Hill, English actor
  • Ference Bene, Hungarian record 12 soccer goals (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Jack L[aurence] Chalker, American sci-fi author (Saga of Well World)

Famous Deaths

  • Pieter A. Roodenburgh, student and resistance fighter, dies at 26