What Happened on October 4, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • British troops land on Greek continent
  • 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, MLB 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