On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1944

Historical Events

  • Canadian troops occupy Breskens
  • Walter Piston's "Fugue for a Victory Tune" premieres in NYC
  • World War II: US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall

Famous Birthdays

  • Janet Ahlberg, illustrator

Famous Deaths

  • Alois Kayser, German missionary to Nauru (b. 1877)
1944 Highlights

About October 21, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years
Leap Year: Yes

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