On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1944

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Battle of Bastogne: US General Patton's 3rd Army repulses Germans

  • Budapest surrounded by Soviet army

Theater Premiere

Tennessee Williams' play "Glass Menagerie" premieres in Chicago


Famous Birthdays

  • Jane Lapotaire, British actress (Spirit of the Dead), born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1944 Highlights

About December 26, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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