What Happened on January 7, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • US Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59

Famous Birthdays

  • Ad Nijhuis, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • Arne Scheie, Norwegian sports commentator
  • Mike McGear, singer (Paul McCartney's brother), born in Liverpool, England
  • Tony Whitlam, Australian judge

Famous Deaths

  • George Mullin, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912), dies at 63
  • J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Lou Henry Hoover, 1st lady (1929-33), wife of the 31st President, Herbert Hoover, dies at 69
  • Lou Hoover, U.S. First Lady (b. 1874)
  • Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet, dies at 56