On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1944

Historical Events

  • Canadian troops occupy Knokke
  • US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Schmidt Hurtgenwald

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, American NASA astronaut (STS 51-D, 35, 46, 61, 75) and MIT professor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Liesel Westermann, German discus thrower (Olympic silver 1968; world record 63.96m 1969), born in Sulingen, Germany
  • Patrice Chereau, French opera director and actor (Danton), born in Lézigné, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (b. 1889)
1944 Highlights

About November 2, 1944

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

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