On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1944

Historical Events

  • Britain's Home Guard ('Dad's Army') is officially stood down at a special farewell parade in Hyde Park, London.
  • British order to disarm causes general strike in Greece
  • Hungarian death march of Jews ends
  • Mussert puts Seyss-Inquart plan for small Nazi-Europe
  • Temporary merger of 2 NFL teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Cardinals, dissolves at finish of season; WWII ends before start of 1945 season, so both teams resume normal operations
  • The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists
  • US 5th Armoured division occupies Brandenburg Hurtgenwald

Famous Birthdays

  • António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), born in Braga, Portugal (d. 1984)

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew, Prince of Greece and Denmark, dies at 62
  • Delfien Vanhaute, Flemish pastor/poet (Ark of Noah), dies at 75
1944 Highlights

About December 3, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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