What Happened on October 20, 1944

Historical Events

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

1944 History

Famous Birthdays

  • William Hugh Albright, American composer and musician, born in Gary, Indiana (d. 1998)
Born in 1944

Famous Deaths

  • Gabriel Grovlez, French pianist, conductor (OpĂ©ra de Paris, 1914-34), and composer (L'Almanach aux images), dies at 65

About October 20, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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