On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1944

Historical Events

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Budapest surrounded by Soviet army

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Tennessee Williams' play "Glass Menagerie" premieres in Chicago

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams

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? 75 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn