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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 29, 1944 – In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.
- February 22, 1944 – World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
- June 13, 1944 – World War II: German combat elements - reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division - launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.
- June 15, 1944 – World War II: Battle of Saipan: The United States invade Japanese-occupied Saipan.
- July 9, 1944 – World War II: Battle of Saipan – American forces take Saipan in the Mariana Islands.
- July 25, 1944 – World War II: Operation Spring – one of the bloodiest days for the First Canadian Army during the war: 1,500 casualties, including 500 killed.
- September 4, 1944 – World War II: the British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp.
- November 27, 1944 – World War II: An explosion at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump at Fauld, Staffordshire kills seventy people.
- November 29, 1944 – Albania is liberated by the Albanian partisans.
Who Were Born On 1944?
- January 14, 1944 – Nina Totenberg, American journalist
- April 29, 1944 – Francis Lee, British footballer
- May 13, 1944 – Armistead Maupin, American author
- August 21, 1944 – Jackie DeShannon, American singer
- August 24, 1944 – Rocky Johnson, Canadian professional wrestler
- September 17, 1944 – Les Emmerson, Canadian vocalist and guitarist
- October 8, 1944 – Dale Dye, American actor and marine
- October 15, 1944 – Sali Berisha, former President of Albania; current Prime Minister
- December 1, 1944 – Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
- December 22, 1944 – Guido De Angelis, Italian musician