On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1944

Historical Events

  • 4th US marine division conquers Roi, Marshall Islands
  • Allied troops 1st set foot on Japanese territory
  • Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action
  • Edward Chodorov's "Decision" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Davis, British conductor (Toronto Symphony, 1975-88; BBC Symphony, 1989-2000; Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2000-21), born in Ashbridge, England,
  • Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, (d. 2012)
  • Karen Foss, American broadcaster
  • Katherine Crawford, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & Kings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Michael Sharvell-Martin, British stage and screen character actor (Dave Allen At Large), born in Herne Bay, Kent, England (d. 2010)
  • Sandy Carmichael, Scottish rugby union prop (50 caps; British and Irish Lions 1971, 74; West of Scotland, Glasgow District), born Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • Ursula Oppens, American pianist and co-founder (Speculum Musicae, 1972-84), born in NYC, New York
1944 Highlights

About February 2, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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