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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 30, 1944 – World War II: United States troops land on Majuro.
- January 31, 1944 – World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
- June 11, 1944 – USS Missouri the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.
- August 5, 1944 – World War II: The Nazis begin a three-day massacre of anywhere between 40,000 and 100,000 civilians and prisoners of war in Wola, Poland.
- September 14, 1944 – World War II: Maastricht becomes the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces.
- October 11, 1944 – Tuvinian People’s Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva is annexed by the U.S.S.R
- October 20, 1944 – The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia
- November 26, 1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s shop on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.
- 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 14, 1944 – Graham Marsh, Australian golfer
- February 12, 1944 – Moe Bandy, American singer
- March 4, 1944 – Ulrich Roski, German singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
- March 21, 1944 – Marie-Christine Barrault, French actress
- March 29, 1944 – Denny McLain, American baseball player
- April 7, 1944 – Julia Phillips, American film producer and writer (d. 2002)
- July 4, 1944 – Ray Meagher, Australian actor
- July 22, 1944 – Rick Davies, British keyboardist (Supertramp)
- August 15, 1944 – Dimitris Sioufas, Greek lawyer and politician
- November 2, 1944 – Patrice Chéreau, French director, actor and producer