On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 Velez, actress (Joe Palooka), overdoses on seconal at 34
  • Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-French abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration), dies at 78