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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Sutherland, New Zealand rugby union number 8 (10 caps; Marlborough), born in Blenheim, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)

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? 76 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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