What Happened in 1944 (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 815 of 815

  • Dec 22 Sub Swordfish departs Pearl Harbor for Japan
  • Dec 23 Beginning of harsh winter

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Dec 26 Battle of Bastogne: US General Patton's 3rd Army repulses Germans

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Dec 26 Budapest surrounded by Soviet army

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 26 Tennessee Williams' play "Glass Menagerie" premieres in Chicago

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • Dec 27 Greece: British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 28 Eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt, Belgium

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Dec 28 Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Dec 28 Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 29 Belgian Nazi Leon Degrelle sentenced to death
  • Dec 29 Gen Eisenhower's train returns to Versailles
  • Dec 30 King George II of Greece, abdicates his throne
  • Dec 31 48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah
  • Dec 31 Japanese army evacuates harbor city Akyab
  • Dec 31 World War II: Hungary declares war on Germany.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 836 of 836

  • Dec 16 John Abercrombie, rocker
  • Dec 17 Ference Bene, Hungary, record 12 soccer goals (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Dec 17 Jack L[aurence] Chalker, US, sci-fi author (Saga of Well World)
  • Dec 17 Bernard Hill, English actor
  • Dec 19 Alvin Lee, Nottingham England, rock vocals/guitarist (10 Years After), (d. 2013)
  • Dec 19 Richard Leakey, anthropologist
  • Dec 19 Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
  • Dec 19 Zal Yanovsky, rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful-Do You Believe in Magic)
  • Dec 19 William Christie, American-born director of Les Arts Florissants
  • Dec 19 Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist
  • Dec 20 Gernot Wolfgruber, Austrian writer, born in Gmünd
  • Dec 20 Robert Colomby, rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 20 Jean Fergusson, English actress
  • Dec 21 Jared Martin, actor (Varian-Fantastic Voyage, Dusty-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 21 Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (NY Phil Young People), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 21 Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese bureaucrat (d. 2007)
  • Dec 21 Bill Atkinson, English footballer
  • Dec 22 Barry Jenkins, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • Dec 22 Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82)
  • Dec 23 D J D Dees, pharmacist/Dutch minister of WVC (VVD)
  • Dec 23 U C Joshi, cricketer (Sussex off-spinner 1970-74 from India)
  • Dec 23 Wesley Clark, American military officer
  • Dec 24 Erhard Keller, German FR, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
  • Dec 24 Mike Curb, Savannah Ga, singer (Mike Curb Congregation)
  • Dec 24 Oswald Gracias, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay
  • Dec 25 Henry Vestine, rock guitarist (Canned Heat-On the Road Again)
  • Dec 25 Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], Seaforth Lancashire, British DJ and TV personality (Kenny Everett Show)
  • Dec 25 Jairzinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Dec 26 Jane Lapotaire, actress (Spirit of the Dead)
  • Dec 27 Mick Jones, rock guitarist (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love is)
  • Dec 27 Tracy Nelson, American singer, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dec 28 Johnny Isakson, American politician
  • Dec 28 Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 29 Rodney Redmond, NZ cricket (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973)
  • Dec 30 William J. Fallon, U.S. Navy Admiral, former U.S. Central Command commander
  • Dec 31 Taylor Hackford, American director (Devil's Advocate, Ray), born in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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