On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1944

Historical Events

  • Mary Coyle Chase's "Harvey" premieres in NYC
  • World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.
  • Zeeuws & Flanders liberated

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, American pro wrestling manager, colour commentator and wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Oscar Temaru, President of French Polynesia 2011-13, born in Faa'a, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  • Richard "Kinky" Friedman, American country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
1944 Highlights

About November 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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