What Happened on January 16, 1944

Historical Events

Historic Event

General Eisenhower takes command of Allied Invasion Force in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris de Marigny, painter/designer
  • Jim Stafford, American singer-songwriter ("Spiders & Snakes"; "My Girl Bill"), born in Eloise, Florida
  • Juan Rodríguez Vega, Chilean soccer defender (26 caps; Universidad de Chile, Atlético Español), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2021)
1944 Highlights

About January 16, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn