On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1944

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Béla Bartòk's Concerto for orchestra, premieres

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok
Composer and Pianist
Béla Bartok
  • Mail routing resumes in free South Netherlands
  • Prokofjev's 8th Piano sonata, premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Pennac, French writer, born in Morocco
  • Eric Bloom, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)
  • Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor
  • Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin
1944 Highlights

About December 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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