On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Supreme Soviet increases Soviet republics' autonomy
  • US 7th Infantry/4th Marine Division lands on Kwajalein/Roi/Namur

Famous Birthdays

  • Burkhard Ziese, German football manager
  • Leo Burmester, American actor (Flo, Chiefs, Abbys, Odd Jobs), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Mike Enzi, American politician, born in Bremerton, Washington
  • Paul Blair, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Cushing, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • Tommy Duffy, American musician (Echoes), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Martin Lunssens, Belgian composer, dies at 72

Person of interestPiet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian, abstract painter (Composition in Blue), dies at 71

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian