What Happened on August 30, 1944

Historical Events

  • 11th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 24, All-Stars 21 (48,769)
  • Philip Yordan's "Anna Lucasta" premieres in NYC
  • Soviet troops enter Bucharest, Romania

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Colbert, American rocker (American Breed - "Bend Me, Shape Me"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Freek de Jonge, Dutch comedian (Neerlands Hoop), born in Westernieland, Netherlands
  • John Surman, English jazz musician, born in Tavistock, Devon, England
  • Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author, born in Monterey, California (d. 2007)
  • Tug McGraw, American baseball player and father of Tim McGraw, born in Martinez, California (d. 2004)
  • William "Smitty" Smith, American rock keyboardist and session musician (Motherlode - "When I Die"), born in Belleville, Virginia (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • (William) Crickett Smith, American ragtime, and jazz cornetist and trumpeter (James Reese Europe's Clef Club; Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolics; Louis Mitchell's Jazz Kings), and band leader, dies at 53
  • Morten Nielsen, Danish resistance fighter, dies
1944 Highlights

About August 30, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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