On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1944

Historical Events

  • Baseball World Series: in the only all-St Louis WS, the Cardinals beat the Browns, 3-1 at Sportsman's Park for 4 games to 2 series victory
  • Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders
  • German occupiers turn off electricity in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • John Entwistle, English rock bass guitarist and vocalist (The Who - "Boris The Spider"), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • Nona Hendryx, American R&B singer-songwriter (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles; LaBelle - "Lady Marmalade"), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Famous Weddings

Aga Khan III

Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (67) weds 1930 Miss France Yvonne Blanche Labrousse (38) in Geneva, Switzerland

1944 Highlights

About October 9, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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