On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1944

Historical Events

Music History

Aaron Copland's ballet score "Appalachian Spring" premieres in Washington, D.C. with Martha Graham dancing lead role

Historic Event

Anne Frank is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen

  • Last transport for Auschwitz arrives in Birkenau
  • Scots Highlanders liberate Waalwijk
  • Sweden announces intention to stay neutral & refuse sanctuary in WW II
  • Tholen Island (Netherlands) freed during WWII

Famous Birthdays

  • Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi politician (supported US 2003 invasion), born in Kadhimiya, Baghdad (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Ladmirault, French composer, dies at 66
1944 Highlights

About October 30, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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