On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1944

Historical Events

  • Archbishop De Young & bishop Huibers condemn black market
  • Battle of Bastogne: Nazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!)
  • Bishop forbids membership of non Catholic unions

Historic Event

Terence Rattigan's "O Mistress Mine" premieres in London

Playwright Terence Rattigan
Terence Rattigan

Famous Birthdays

  • Gernot Wolfgruber, Austrian writer, born in Gmünd, Lower Austria
  • Jean Fergusson, English actress, born in Wakefield, United Kingdom
  • Robert "Bobby" Colomby, American rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears - "Spinning Wheel"), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Abbas Hilmi II, viceroy of Egypt (1892-1914), dies at 70
1944 Highlights

About December 20, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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