On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1944

Historical Events

  • Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners
  • US air raid on Japanese battleships and cruisers in Sibuya Sea: Musashi sinks
  • US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines
  • US Captain David Mccampbell shoots down 9-11 Japanese planes in Gulf of Leyte

Famous Birthdays

  • Bettye Swann [Champion], American soul singer ("Make Me Yours"; "Don't Touch Me"),born in Shreveport, Louisiana, o
  • Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer (Doobie Brothers; Nicolette Larson; Van Halen), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Viktor Prokopenko, Ukrainian footballer and coach, born in Zhdanov, Ukrainian SSR (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54
  • Louis Renault, French automobile manufacturer, dies at 67 (b. 1877)
1944 Highlights

About October 24, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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