On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1944

Historical Events

  • 285 German bombers attack London
  • USS Missouri, the last battleship commissioned by the US Navy, is launched
  • World War II: About 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland
  • World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy.

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Moore, Wardell Mo, actress (Lisa Rogers-Man From UNCLE)
  • Hans Plomp, Dutch writer/poet (Venus in Holland)
  • Patrick Lipton Robinson, Jamaican judge
  • Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda (1986-) and rebel leader, born in Ntungamo, Uganda

Famous Deaths

  • William Allen White, American journalist (Emporia Gazette), dies at 75
1944 Highlights

About January 29, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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