On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1944

Historical Events

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

16th Academy Awards: "Casablanca", Jennifer Jones & Paul Lukas win

  • Fumes from locomotive stalled in a tunnel suffocate 521 in Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • Katherine Crawford, actress (Captains & Kings, Gemini Man)
  • Leif Segerstam, Finnish violinist, conductor, and composer of 342 symphonies (...and counting!), born in Vaasa, Finland
  • Uschi Glas, German actress
1944 Highlights

About March 2, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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