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1944 Historical Event(s)
- January 25, 1944 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- January 27, 1944 – World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
- February 29, 1944 – World War II: The Admiralty Islands are invaded in Operation Brewer led by American General Douglas MacArthur.
- March 5, 1944 – World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
- April 26, 1944 – Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
- June 25, 1944 – The final page of the comic Krazy Kat was published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died.
- July 17, 1944 – World War II: Napalm incendiary bombs are dropped for the first time by American P-38 pilots on a fuel depot at Coutances, near St. Lô, France.
- October 15, 1944 – The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler’s NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes power in Hungary.
- November 26, 1944 – World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
- December 22, 1944 – World War II: The People’s Army of Vietnam is formed to resist Japanese occupation of Indo-China, now Vietnam.
Who Were Born On 1944?
- January 7, 1944 – Tony Whitlam, Australian judge
- January 17, 1944 – Françoise Hardy, French singer
- January 19, 1944 – Dan Reeves, American football coach
- February 10, 1944 – Rufus Reid, American jazz bassist
- February 24, 1944 – Nicky Hopkins, British musician (d. 1994)
- March 14, 1944 – Bobby Smith, English professional footballer and manager
- August 19, 1944 – Charles Wang, Chinese-born philanthropist
- October 4, 1944 – Tony La Russa, American baseball manager
- October 15, 1944 – Sali Berisha, former President of Albania; current Prime Minister
- November 17, 1944 – Tom Seaver, American baseball player