On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1944

Historical Events

  • Germans destroy Rhine dikes, Betuwe flooded

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Chris Hillman, American singer (The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn), born in San Diego, California
  • Dennis Wilson, American drummer and vocalist (Beach Boys), born in Hawthorne, California (d. 1983)
  • Fran├žois Migault, French auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1976 runner-up; 16 F1 GP), born in Le Mans, France (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Roger Bresnahan, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, outfielder and manager (St. Louis Cardinals; first shin guards and batting helmet), dies at 65
1944 Highlights

About December 4, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius