On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1944

Historical Events

  • Operation Carpetbagger begins (aerial dropping of supplies and weapons to resistance fighters in Europe)

Appointment of Interest

Ralph Bunche appointed 1st African American official in US State Department

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Sutherland, New Zealand rugby union number 8 (10 caps; Marlborough), born in Blenheim, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • Volker Hornback, German saxophone player and violinist (Tangerine Dream, 1967-69)

Famous Deaths

  • Henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder
  • Kaj Munk [Harald Leininger], anti-fascist writer (Kaj Munk), dies
1944 Highlights

About January 4, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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