On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 5 leaders of Indonesia Communist Party sentenced to death

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Karol Wojtyla, future Pope John Paul II, is run down and injured by a Nazi truck in Krakow

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • US troop land on Los Negros, Admirality Islands

Famous Birthdays

  • David Briggs, record producer
  • Dennis Farina, actor (Get Shorty, Law & Order, Crime Story), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Ene Ergma, Estonian politician
  • Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri, Italian illustrator
  • Phyllis Frelich, Devil's Lake ND, actor (Love is Never Silent)

Famous Deaths

  • Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, President of Finland (b. 1861)