On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1944

Famous Birthdays

  • Alvin Lee, British rock vocalist and guitarist (10 Years After), born in Nottingham, England (d. 2013)
  • Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist
  • Richard Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologist, conservationist and politician, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Steve Tyrell [Stephen Bilao III], American jazz and standards singer and record producer, born in Palo Pinto, Texas
  • Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
  • William Christie, American-born director of Les Arts Florissants
  • Zal Yanovsky, Canadian rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful - "Do You Believe in Magic?"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (b. 1856)
1944 Highlights

About December 19, 1944

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

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