On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1944

Historical Events


Sport awardNFL Championship

National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat New York Giants, 14-7 for 6th and final league title under long-time coach Curly Lambeau

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • San Francisco M-Ocean View streetcar resumes service & is extended to Market St
  • US Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast, detainees released
  • US destroyers sink in storm off Philippines, 790 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Hill, English actor (Yosser Hughes-Boys from the Blackstuff, King Théoden-The Lord of the Rings), born in Manchester, England
  • Ference Bene, Hungarian record 12 soccer goals (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Jack L[aurence] Chalker, American sci-fi author (Saga of Well World)

Famous Deaths

  • Pieter A. Roodenburgh, student and resistance fighter, dies at 26
1944 Highlights

About December 17, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius