On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1944

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ad Nijhuis, Dutch politician (VVD), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Arne Scheie, Norwegian sports commentator, born in Skedsmo, Norway
  • Mike McGear, English singer (Paul McCartney's brother), born in Liverpool, England
  • Tony Whitlam, Australian lawyer & judge, born in Sydney, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • George Mullin, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers; no-hitter 1912), dies at 63
  • J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Lou Henry Hoover, US First Lady (1929-33) and wife of the 31st President, Herbert Hoover, dies at 69
  • Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet, dies at 56
1944 Highlights

About January 7, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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