On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1944

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Leo Burmester, American actor (Flo, Chiefs, Abbys, Odd Jobs), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Mike Enzi, American politician, born in Bremerton, Washington
  • Paul Blair, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1969, 73; World Series 1966, 70, 77-78; Gold Glove Award 1967, 69–75; 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, Dutch painter & theoretician (Composition in Blue), dies at 71

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian

1944 Highlights

About February 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius