On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 10th Orange Bowl: LSU beats Texas A&M, 19-14
  • 10th Sugar Bowl: Georgia Tech beats Tulsa, 20-18
  • 1st feature-length foreign movie "African Journey", shown on TV, NYC
  • 30th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats #12 Washington, 29-0
  • Army defeats Navy 10-7 in football "Arab Bowl," Oran, North Africa
  • General Clark replaces Gen Patton as commander of 7th Army

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Davis, cricketer (WI batsman in 15 Tests 1968-73)
  • Don Novello, American actor and comedian (Father Guido Sarducci-Saturday Night Live), born in Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Jimmy Hart, American wrestling manager

Person of interestOmar al-Bashir

Omar al-Bashir, Sudanese politician and 7th President of Sudan (1989-2019), born in Hosh Bannaga, Sudan

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir
  • Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Pakistani politician

Famous Deaths

  • C T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies
  • Charles Turner, Australian cricketer (b. 1862)
  • Edwin Lutyens, English architect (Viceroy's House, New Delhi), dies at 74