On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium
  • Sub Swordfish departs Pearl Harbor for Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Jenkins, English musician (Animals-House of the Rising Sun), born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Steve Carlton, American baseball pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82), born in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Antoine Mariotte, French composer, dies on 69th birthday
  • Harry Langdon, American comedian (The Strong Man, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp), dies at 60