What Happened on April 19, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1944 NFL Draft: Angelo Bertelli from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks
  • Allied fleet attack Sabang Sumatra

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernie Worrell, American keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • James Heckman, American economist (Nobel Prize 2000), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Margo MacDonald, Scottish national broadcaster and politician (MP for Glasgow Govan 1973-74), born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Tommy Hitchcock, polo player (Westchester Cup 1924, 27), dies at 44