On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday

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 Deaths

  • Mikulas Moyzes, Slovak composer, dies at 71