On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1944

Historical Events

Music History

Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel

  • Hizbu'allah (Arm forces for Allah) forms

Historic Event

US Congress gives General Eisenhower his 5th star

  • US troops land on Mindoro

Famous Birthdays

Chico Mendes

Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, born in Xapuri, Brazil (d. 1988)

  • Stan Bahnsen, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Famous Weddings

Hank Williams

Country music star Hank Williams (21) weds Audrey Sheppard. It was her second marriage and his first.

Famous Deaths

Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller, American bandleader and jazz composer (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood), dies in a suspected plane crash at 40

1944 Highlights

About December 15, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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