What Happened on February 10, 1944

Historical Events

  • Belgian resistance fighter and author Kamiel van Baelen arrested
  • U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Keating, American politician
  • Nathaniel Mayer, American R&B singer ("Village of Love"; "Leave Me Alone"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • Peter Allen, Australian pop singer-songwriter, painist and performer ("I Go to Rio"; Legs Diamond), born in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1992)
  • Rufus Reid, American jazz double bassist composer, and educator, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Eugène Michel Antoniadi, Greek astronomer, a crater on Mars and the Antoniadi crater on the Moon were named in his honor (b. 1870)
1944 Highlights

About February 10, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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