On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1944

Historical Events

  • Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers

Battle of Eniwetok

Battle of Eniwetok: US forces take Enewetak Atoll at the cost of 37 Americans killed or missing and 94 wounded, Japanese losses were 800 dead and 23 prisoners

  • World War II: The "Big Week" began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers

Famous Birthdays

  • Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Robert de Cotret, French Canadian politician (d. 1999)
  • Roger Knapman, British MP
  • Willem van Hanegem, Dutch soccer champ/coach (Feyenoord)
1944 Highlights

About February 20, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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