On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1944

Historical Events

  • Allied commandos land at Westkapelle, on the Dutch island of Walcheren
  • German troops in Vlissingen surrender
  • Pro-German government of Hungary flees
  • US 28th Infantry division occupies Schmidt Hurtgenwald

Famous Birthdays

  • Mel Farr, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1967, 70; Detroit Lions), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Miner, Canadian naturalist and conservationist, dies at 79
1944 Highlights

About November 3, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio