Year 1944 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 6 Operation Overlord: D-Day begins as the 156,000-strong Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France, during World War II
  • Jun 19 World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet
  • Jul 11 Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States
  • Jul 23 Conference of Bretton Woods signed; IMF operations begin
  • Jul 25 World War II: Operation Spring - one of Canada's bloodiest days, 18,444 casualties and 5,021 killed
  • Aug 4 Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified
  • Aug 25 French General Charles de Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation
  • Sep 3 Holocaust diarist Anne Frank sent to Auschwitz concentration camp [1]
  • Oct 2 Polish resistance fighters capitulate in the Warsaw Uprising, with some 250,000 people killed
  • Oct 13 US 1st army begins battle of Aachen, first German city captured during WWII
  • Oct 20 US forces under General Douglas MacArthur return to the Philippines with the landing of the US 6th army on Leyte
  • Oct 21 World War II: US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall
  • Dec 16 Nazi Germany launches a counteroffensive against the Allies in the Ardennes region of Belgium, beginning the 'Battle of the Bulge'
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Historical Marriages

  • Aug 22 Writer Jack Kerouac (22) weds author Edie Kerouac Parker
  • Oct 9 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (67) weds 1930 Miss France Yvonne Blanche Labrousse (38) in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dec 16 General Dwight D. Eisenhower's clerk Rickey marries corporal Pearlie