What Happened on January 4, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Operation Carpetbagger begins (aerial dropping of supplies and weapons to resistance fighters in Europe)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in US State Department

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche

Famous Birthdays

  • Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)

Famous Deaths

  • Henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder
  • Kaj Munk, [Harald Leininger], anti-fascist writer (Kaj Munk), dies