On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1944

Famous Birthdays

  • Alvin Lee, Nottingham England, rock vocals/guitarist (10 Years After), (d. 2013)
  • Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist
  • Richard Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologist, conservationist and politician, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 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, rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful-Do You Believe in Magic)

Famous Deaths

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

About December 19, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius