What Happened in 1944 (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 815

  • Sep 17 Operation Market Garden: British airborne division lands Arnhem Neth
  • Sep 18 British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed, including 1,377 allied PoWs and 4,200 Javanese slave labourers.
  • Sep 18 Eindhoven free (Lightly Day)
  • Sep 18 US 266th division occupiers Brest Bretagne
  • Sep 19 Luftwaffe bombs Eindhoven: 200 killed
  • Sep 19 Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed. (End of the Continuation War).
  • Sep 20 Nijmegen is liberated from German occupation
  • Sep 20 Polish forces free Terneuzen Neth
  • Sep 21 Last British paratroopers at bridge of Arnhem surrender
  • Sep 22 Boulogne reoccupied by Allies
  • Sep 22 Operation Market Garden: Polish paratroopers land at Driel
  • Sep 22 US troops land on Ulithi

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Sep 22 President Jose P. Laurel declared the Philippines under martial law in 1944 through Proclamation No. 29

3rd President of the Philippines José P. Laurel
3rd President of the Philippines
José P. Laurel
  • Sep 23 Proclamation No. 30 was issued, declaring the existence of a state of war between the Philippines and the United States and the United Kingdom
  • Sep 26 British & Polish paratroopers evacuate Oosterbeek (Arnhem)
  • Sep 26 Soviet forces occupy Estonia
  • Sep 27 Helmond & Oss Neth liberated
  • Sep 28 1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)
  • Sep 28 Battle of Arnhem, Germans defeat British airborne in Netherlands
  • Sep 28 Nazi murders in Marzabotto, Italy (SS-major Reder)
  • Sep 29 Browns last in AL attendance, only 6,172 watch them sweep Yanks in DH
  • Sep 29 Soviet troops invade Yugoslavia
  • Sep 30 -Oct 1] Failed attack on German officers near Putten Neth
  • Sep 30 Calais reoccupied by Allies
  • Sep 30 Dutch General Mine Workers Union (ABWM) forms
  • Oct 1 Newspaper editor Alejandro Córdova assassinated in Guatemala
  • Oct 1 St Louis Browns win their only AL pennant
  • Oct 2 Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people
  • Oct 2 US B-17's drops pamphlets on Walcheren
  • Oct 3 1st broadcast of Radio Herrijzend Netherland
  • Oct 3 RAF bombs West Kapelse
  • Oct 4 British troops land on Greek continent
  • Oct 4 1st All St Louis World Series, all games played at Sportsman's Park
  • Oct 4 St Louis Browns win 1st World Series game in their only appearance
  • Oct 5 Harold Arlen/ET Harburgs musical premieres in NYC
  • Oct 5 Kerkrade (Neth) liberated
  • Oct 5 Suffrage is extended to women in France
  • Oct 6 Allied aircraft accidentally bomb Fishing, Overijssel
  • Oct 6 Canadians free Austria
  • Oct 6 Royal Dutch Navy submarine Zwaardvis (Swordfish) sinks German submarine U168 in the Java Sea
  • Oct 6 Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia
  • Oct 7 Allies bombs sea dikes at Vlissingen

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Oct 7 Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Oct 7 Riots in Amersfoort/Utrecht/Strugle
  • Oct 7 Uprising at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Jews burn down crematoriums
  • Oct 8 "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" debut on CBS radio

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Oct 8 Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto" premieres

Composer Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber

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Oct 9 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Oct 9 Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders
  • Oct 9 German occupiers turn off electricity in Amsterdam
  • Oct 9 St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
  • Oct 10 Admiral Halsey's Task Force 30 bombs Okinawa, 700 die
  • Oct 11 Allies bomb sea wall at Veere
  • Oct 11 Tuvinian People's Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva was annexed by the U.S.S.R

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Oct 11 "Laura", starring Gene Tierney, is released

Actress Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
  • Oct 12 German army retreats from Athens
  • Oct 13 Riga, capital of Latvia, freed
  • Oct 13 US 1st army begins battle of Aachen, first German city captured during WWII
  • Oct 14 Allied troops land in Corfu
  • Oct 14 British troops march into Athens
  • Oct 15 The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler's NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes over the power in Hungary.
  • Oct 16 Hungary: Horthy government falls/nazi count Szalasi becomes premier

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Oct 18 Eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussels

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 18 Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II
  • Oct 19 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
  • Oct 19 Canadian troops liberate Aardensburg
  • Oct 19 John Van Druten's "I Remember Mama" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 19 US Navy says black women can join WAVES
  • Oct 19 US forces land in Philippines
  • Oct 20 Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio, explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless
  • Oct 20 Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala
  • Oct 20 Russian/Yugoslav troops free Belgrade
  • Oct 20 US 1st army wins battle of Aachen

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Oct 20 US forces under General Douglas MacArthur return to the Philippines with the landing of the US 6th army on Leyte

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Oct 21 Canadian troops occupy Breskens
  • Oct 21 World War II: US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall
  • Oct 21 Walter Piston's "Fugue for a Victory Tune" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 22 Kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo
  • Oct 23 First Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam
  • Oct 23 Gulf of Leyte battle begin
  • Oct 23 Soviet army invades Hungary
  • Oct 23 Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita's flagship the heavy cruiser Atago sinks during the Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • Oct 24 Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners
  • Oct 24 US air raid on Japanese battleships/cruisers in Sibuya Sea: Musashi sinks
  • Oct 24 US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines
  • Oct 24 US capt David Mccampbell shoots down 9-11 Jap planes in Gulf of Leyte
  • Oct 25 Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink
  • Oct 25 Battle at Samar-island
  • Oct 25 Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed
  • Oct 25 Gas output stopped in Amsterdam
  • Oct 27 Hertogenbosch & Tilburg freed from nazi occupation
  • Oct 27 Tito reaches free Belgrade
  • Oct 28 Russia & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
  • Oct 29 1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda, Netherlands
  • Oct 29 Cabadese 2nd Infantry division frees Goes South-Beveland

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Oct 30 Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" premieres in Washinton DC

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland

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Oct 30 Anne Frank is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • Oct 30 Last transport for Auschwitz arrives in Birkenau
  • Oct 30 Scots Highlanders liberate Waalwijk
  • Oct 30 Sweden announces intention to stay neutral & refuse sanctuary in WW II

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 836

  • Sep 6 Swoosie Kurtz, actress (Slap Shot, Garp, Sisters), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 7 Bertel Haarder, Danish politician
  • Sep 9 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina
  • Sep 10 Thomas Allen, British opera singer
  • Sep 11 Everaldo, Brazilian footballer
  • Sep 11 Freddy Thielemans, mayor of Brussels

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Sep 12 Barry White, singer (Love's Theme), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2003)

Singer Barry White
Barry White
  • Sep 12 Leonard Peltier, American activist
  • Sep 13 Peter Cetera, lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 13 [Winifred] Jacqueline Bisset, England, actress (Class, Deep, Secrets)
  • Sep 14 Joey Heatherton, Rockville Center NY, dancer/actress (Bluebeard)
  • Sep 15 Sotirios Hatzigakis, Greek politician
  • Sep 16 Ard Schenk, Dutch 1500m, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972), born in Anna Paulowna
  • Sep 16 Betty Kelly, rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 17 Mary Lou Crocker, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 17 Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest)
  • Sep 18 Charles Lacy Veach, astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 18 Michael Franks, rocker
  • Sep 18 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • Sep 19 Anders Björck, Swedish politician
  • Sep 19 Jean Succar Kuri, Lebanese-born Mexican businessman
  • Sep 20 Jeremy Child, actor (Privilege, Taffin)
  • Sep 21 Fannie Flagg, actress/comediene (Candid Camera), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Sep 21 Hamilton Jordan, political advisor (Crisis, Last Year of Carter Pres)
  • Sep 21 Susan Maureen Fleetwood, Scotland, actress (Krays, Sacrifice)
  • Sep 21 Steve Beshear, American politician (D) Governor of Kentucky (2007-2015), born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky
  • Sep 21 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • Sep 22 John Tanner, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • Sep 23 Loren J Shriver, Iowa, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-C, STS 31, STS 46)
  • Sep 24 Diana Körner, German actress
  • Sep 25 Eugenia Zukerman, flutist/novelist (Deceptive Cadence), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Sep 25 Grayson Shillingford, cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets)

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Sep 25 Michael Douglas, American actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Sep 25 Doris Matsui, American politician
  • Sep 26 Angela Dorian, (Victoria Vetri), SF, playmate (Sep 1967, Year-1968)
  • Sep 26 Anne Robinson, English television host
  • Sep 27 IDG Garnett, British Vice-Admiral, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (NATO)
  • Sep 28 Matthew Cowles, American soap actor (Eban Japes-Loving, Billy-All My Children), born in New York, (d 2014)
  • Sep 29 Mike Post, composer (Rockford Files, Hill St Blues, Magnum PI)
  • Sep 29 Torben Jensen, Denmark, actor (Taxa, Hayfever, Watch Me Fly, Guldregn)
  • Sep 30 Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer
  • Oct 1 Barbara Parritt, US soul singer (Toys-Lover's Concerto)
  • Oct 1 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, US singer (Persuasions-Spread the Word)
  • Oct 2 Peter Hobson, headmaster (Giggleswick School)
  • Oct 2 Vernor [Steffen] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (Witling, True Names)
  • Oct 3 Roy Horn, German-American Las Vegas entertainer (Siegfried & Roy)
  • Oct 3 Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician
  • Oct 3 Bob Riley, American politician, governor of Alabama
  • Oct 4 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)

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Oct 4 Tony La Russa, MLB manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • Oct 5 Ben Korthals, advocate/Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Oct 6 Merzak Allouache, director (Salut Cousin, Amour a Paris)
  • Oct 6 José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)
  • Oct 7 Judee Sill, American musician (d. 1979)
  • Oct 7 Donald Tsang, current Chief executive of Hong Kong
  • Oct 8 Bruce A Morrison, (Rep-D-CT, 1983- )
  • Oct 8 Susan Raye, American singer
  • Oct 9 John Entwistle, rock guitarist/vocalist (Who-Baba O'Riley), born in London, England
  • Oct 9 Nona Hendryx, R&B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles)
  • Oct 10 Christopher N Dlamini, South African union/SACP-leader
  • Oct 10 Renier S Schoeman, South African MP (NP)/journalist
  • Oct 10 Stephen Scott, composer
  • Oct 11 Rodney Marsh, British football player, coach and broadcaster, born in Hatfield
  • Oct 11 Mike Fiore, American baseball player
  • Oct 12 Angela Rippon, British television personality
  • Oct 13 Buddy Allin, Bremerton WA, PGA golfer (1980 NZ Open)
  • Oct 13 Robert Lamm, rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 14 Udo Kier, Germany, actress (Warhol Dracula, Warhol Frankenstein)
  • Oct 15 Mac Collins, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • Oct 15 Sali Berisha, President of Albania
  • Oct 15 Haim Saban, Egyptian-born American media proprietor
  • Oct 16 Bob Cottam, cricketer (England fast-medium on 2 India/Pakistan tours)
  • Oct 16 Johnny Washbrook, actor (Ken-My Friend Flicka), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 17 Carol Cole, West Medford Mass, actress (Ellie-Grady)
  • Oct 18 Katherine Kurtz, UK, sci-fi author (Deryni Rising, Saint Camber)
  • Oct 19 George McCrae, US singer (Lead Me On, Rock Your Baby)
  • Oct 19 Keith Adrian, [Johnson], Indies/Dutch actor (Intrepid Mr Twist)
  • Oct 19 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaica, reggae musician (Mystic Man, Mama Africa)
  • Oct 20 William Hugh Albright, composer
  • Oct 21 Janet Ahlberg, illustrator
  • Oct 23 Warren Burton, actor (Jason Dunlap-Another World, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 24 Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Oct 24 Viktor Prokopenko, Ukranian footballer and coach (d. 2007)
  • Oct 25 Jon Anderson, English rock singer for Yes
  • Oct 25 Kathy "Taffy" Danoff, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 25 James Carville, American political stategist and commentator
  • Oct 26 Mike Piano, rocker (Sandpipers)
  • Oct 26 Ries [M] Smits, economist/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Oct 28 Coluche, [Michel Colucci] France, comedian (My Best Friend's Girl)
  • Oct 28 Dennis Franz, Maywood Ill, actor (Buntz-Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue)
  • Oct 28 Anton Schlecker, German billionaire
  • Oct 29 Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings)
  • Oct 29 Fausto Leali, Italian entertainer
  • Oct 29 Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch guitarist (Shocking Blue)
  • Oct 29 Otto Wiesheu, German minister
  • Oct 29 Claude Brochu, Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos)
  • Oct 30 Ahmed Chalabi, Iragi politician (supported US 2003 invasion), born in Kadhimiya, Baghdad (d. 2015)
  • Oct 31 Deidre Hall, actress (Days of our Lives, Our House), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 31 Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy)
  • Oct 31 Sally Kirkland, actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama), born in NYC, New York

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