On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

  • Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Viktor Prokopenko, Ukranian footballer and coach (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)