On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1944

Historical Events

  • Allied Bucharest bombings targeting railroads kills 5,000
  • British troops capture Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Historic Event

French General Charles de Gaulle forms new regime in exile, with communists

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig T. Nelson, American actor (Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach), born in Spokane, Washington
  • David Melville, British physicist and academic (Middlesex Polytechnic), born in Gateshead, Durham, England
  • Lawrence A. Hough, American rower (Pairs w/o cox-1968 olympic silver), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician (Greens), born in Steenokkerzeel, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • John Peale Bishop, American poet (Undertaker's Garland), dies at 51
  • Karel Weis, Czech composer and folk song collector, dies at 82
1944 Highlights

About April 4, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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