What Happened on February 8, 1944

Historical Events

  • 1st African American reporter accredited to White House, Harry McAlpin
  • U-762 sunk off Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Jiří Zídek Sr., Czech basketball center (considered best Czech player ever; FIBA European All-Star 1966, 67; USK Praha) and coach (USK Praha, Sparta Praha), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 2022)
  • Roger Lloyd-Pack, British stage and screen actor (Only Fools and Horses - "Trigger"; The Vicar of Dibley - "Owen"; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), born in Islington, England (d. 2014)
  • Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian documentary photographer
Born in 1944

About February 8, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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