On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1944

Historical Events

  • Newspaper editor Alejandro C√≥rdova assassinated in Guatemala
  • St Louis Browns beat New York Yankees 5-2 at Sportsman's Park III to win their only AL pennant; lose World Series 4-2 to neighbour Cardinals

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Parritt, American soul singer (The Toys - "A Lover's Concerto"), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, American baritone a cappella singer (Persuasions - "Street Corner Symphony"), born in Bamberg, South Carolina (d. 1988)
1944 Highlights

About October 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra