On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (QB)
  • General De Gaulle arrives in Moscow
  • German troops seize Betuwse dikes
  • US 95th Infantry division occupies bridge at Saar

Famous Birthdays

  • Botho Strauß, German author
  • Cathy Lee Crosby, LA, actress (Coach, That's Incredible)
  • Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
  • Inger Davidson, Swedish politician
  • Roger Omond, journalist

Famous Deaths

  • Filippo T Marinetti, Italian writer (father of futurism), dies at 67
  • Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian-French prose writer, novelist, poet, and dramatist (Futurism e Futurista), dies of cardiac arrest at 67
  • JW Ummels, Dutch resistance fighter (House of Saxon-Nazi), dies