What Happened on December 28, 1944

Historical Events

  • Dutch Resistance fighter Corrie ten Boom is accidentally released from the Ravensbrück concentration camp, living to speak and educate of her experience in "The Hiding Place"

Meeting of Interest

Eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt, Belgium

  • Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross

Music Premiere

Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town" premieres in NYC

Sports History

Montreal right wing Maurice 'Rocket' Richard becomes first player in NHL history to score 8 points in one game with 5 goals and 3 assists in the Canadiens' 9-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Isakson, American politician
  • Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1944 Highlights

About December 28, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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