What Happened on November 2, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Auschwitz begins gassing inmates
  • Canadian troops occupy Knokke
  • US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Schmidt Hurtgenwald

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, PhD/astronaut (STS 51-D, 35, 46, 61, 75), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Liesel Westermann, German FR, discus thrower (Olympic silver 1968)
  • Patrice Chereau, actress (Danton), (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (b. 1889)