On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1944

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Canadian troops liberate Aardensburg
  • 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)
  • Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaican reggae musician (The Wailers -"Get Up Stand Up"; Mystic Man, Legalize It), born in Westmoreland, Jamaica (d. 1987)
1944 Highlights

About October 19, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra