What Happened on October 2, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Polish resistance fighters capitulate in the Warsaw Uprising, with some 250,000 people killed
  • US B-17's drops pamphlets on Walcheren

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Hobson, headmaster (Giggleswick School)
  • Ton Koopman, Dutch conductor (Royal Conservatory of the Hague), born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Vernor [Steffen] Vinge, American sci-fi author (Witling, True Names)

Famous Deaths

  • Rudolf Schmundt, German gen/Hitlers army adjunct, dies from injuries