What Happened on April 29, 1944

Historical Events

  • Raid by Dutch Resistance on the National Printing Office in The Hague to procure 10,000 Dutch identity cards.

Famous Birthdays

  • Benedikte, Danish princess and second daughter of Frederick IX, born in Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jim Hart, American NFL quarterback (St Louis Cardinals), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Richard Kline, American actor and director, born in New York City
  • [Nicolas] Michael Angelis, English actor (Thomas & Friends, Boys from the Black Stuff), born in London, England (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (1915–17, 1925–26), dies at 93
  • Billy Bitzer, American cinematography pioneer, dies at 72
1944 Highlights

About April 29, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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