On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1944

Historical Events

  • British troops land on Greek mainland
  • The only all-St. Louis World Series opens at Sportsman's Park with the visiting Browns beating the Cardinals, 2-1 on George McQuinn's home run; Cards win series, 4-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)

Person of interestTony La Russa

Tony La Russa, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder and manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred "Al" Smith, American politician, 4 time Governor of New York (1919-20 and 1923-28), and 1st Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D, 1928), dies at 70
1944 Highlights

About October 4, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra