On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1944

Historical Events

  • 447 German bombers attack London
  • 649 British bombers attack Magdeburg

Famous Birthdays

  • (Frank) Neely Bruce, American composer (Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer, dies at 74
  • Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, German major and pilot, shot down
1944 Highlights

About January 21, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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