On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1944

Historical Events

  • Japanese kamikaze crashes into US cruiser Nashville, kills 138
  • Norman Krasna's "Dear Ruth" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Dees, Dutch politician, born in Oostburg, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Lupe VĂ©lez, Mexican actress (Joe Palooka; Mexican Spitfire), intentionally overdoses on barbiturate Seconal at 34
  • Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-French abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration), dies at 78
1944 Highlights

About December 13, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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