On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 2,500 women trample guards and floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago Illinois department store
  • Bus falls off bridge into Passaic River NJ, killing 16
  • Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupts

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Woyrsch, German composer, dies at 83