On This Day

What Happened on April 22, 1944

Historical Events

  • Allies land near Hollandia, New Guinea

Famous Birthdays

  • Howie Wyeth, American drummer and pianist (Bob Dylan; Robert Gordon; Christine Lavin), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist who played a key role in the ragtime revival of the 1970s, born in NYC, New York
  • Steve Fossett, American adventurer (1st person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon), born in Jackson, Tennessee (disappeared 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Mezio Agostini, Italian composer, dies at 68
1944 Highlights

About April 22, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus