On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1944

Historical Events

  • Belgium's Emissie bank closes
  • Future US President George H. W. Bush bails from a burning plane during a mission in the Pacific
  • US leaders meet in Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Nicollier, Swiss astronaut (STS 61-K, 46, 61, 75), born in Vevey, Switzerland
  • Orlando Martínez, Cuban boxer (Olympic gold bantamweight 1972), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Bella Rosenfeld, Jewish Belarrusian writer, subject of Marc Chagall's paintings and his 1st wife, dies at 48
  • George W. Norris, U.S. Senator noted for his advocacy of political reform and of public ownership of hydroelectric-power plants, dies at 83
  • Manfred Freiherr von Killinger, German ambassador to Romania, commits suicide after Romanian coup
1944 Highlights

About September 2, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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