On This Day

Historical Events in 1944 (Part 5)

Events 801 - 809 of 809

  • Dec 28 Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Dec 28 Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town" premieres in NYC

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Dec 28 Montreal right wing Maurice 'Rocket' Richard becomes first player in NHL history to score 8 points in one game with 5 goals and 3 assists in the Canadiens' 9-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • Dec 29 Belgian Nazi Leon Degrelle sentenced to death

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Dec 29 General Eisenhower's train returns to Versailles

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Dec 30 King George II of Greece, abdicates his throne, appointing Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens as Regent in 1945
  • Dec 31 48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah
  • Dec 31 Japanese army evacuates harbor city Akyab
  • Dec 31 World War II: Hungary declares war on Germany.