On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1944

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin "Barry" Jenkins , English rock drummer (Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), born in Leicester, United Kingdom

Steve Carlton

Steve Carlton, American baseball pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82), born in Miami, Florida

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

Famous Deaths

  • Antoine Mariotte, French composer, dies on 69th birthday
  • Harry Langdon, American comedian (The Strong Man, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp), dies at 60
1944 Highlights

About December 22, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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