On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1944

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dmitri Shostakovich's 8th Symphony premieres in NY

  • Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party returns to Italy from the Soviet Union
  • Soviet Army marches into pro-German Romania

Famous Birthdays

  • František Pospíšil, Czech ice hockey defenceman (IIHF World C'ships gold 1972, 76, 77; best defenceman 1972, 76; Olympic bronze 1972, silver 1976), born in Unhošť, Bohemia and Moravia
  • Rodolfo Fischer, Argentine soccer striker (35 caps; San Lorenzo 271 games), born in Oberá, Argentina (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Mikulas Moyzes, Slovak composer, dies at 71
1944 Highlights

About April 2, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries