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 bluegrass, folk-rock, and country bassist, mandolin player, guitarist, singer, snd songwriter (The Byrds; THe Flying Burrito Brothers, Desert Rose Band) - Turn Turn Turn), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Craig Doerge, American session keyboard player, session musician, songwriter (Crosby Stills and Nash; Jackson Browne), and record producer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dennis Wilson, American drummer and vocalist (The 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)
  • Lynford "Hux" Brown, Jamaican session and touring guitarist (Jimmy Cliff; Paul Simon; Toots and the Maytals), born in Port Antonio, Jamaica (d. 2020)

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? 77 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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