What Happened on January 31, 1944

Historical Events


Operation-Overlord (D-Day) postponed until June

  • U-592 sunk off Ireland
  • US forces invade Kwajalein Atoll
1944 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)
  • Charlie Musselwhite, American blues harmonica player (Stand Back!; Get Up!), born in Kosciusko, Mississippi
  • John Inverarity, cricketer (Australian batsman 1968-72)
Born in 1944

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Giraudoux, French writer and playwright (The Madwoman of Chaillot), dies at 61

About January 31, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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