What Happened on October 20, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio, explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless
  • Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala
  • Soviet and Yugoslav troops free Belgrade
  • US 1st army wins battle of Aachen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US forces under General Douglas MacArthur return to the Philippines with the landing of the US 6th army on Leyte

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur

Famous Birthdays

  • William Hugh Albright, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Gabriel Groulez, French composer, dies at 65