On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1944

Historical Events

Historic Event

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

  • Canadian troops liberate Aardensburg

Historic Event

John Van Druten's "I Remember Mama" premieres in NYC

  • US forces land in the Philippines
  • US Navy says Black women can join WAVES

Famous Birthdays

  • George McCrae, American soul and disco singer ("Lead Me On"; "Rock Your Baby"), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Keith Adrian [Johnson], Indies/Dutch actor (Intrepid Mr Twist)
  • O Yeong-Su, South Korean actor (Squid Game), born in Kaepung County, Japanese Korea
  • Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaican reggae musician (The Wailers -"Get Up Stand Up"; Mystic Man, Legalize It), born in Westmoreland, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • Vasilis Botinos, Greek soccer winger (12 caps; Olympiacos FC 140 games, 120 goals), born in Volos, Greece (d. 2022)
1944 Highlights

About October 19, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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