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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.
- March 24, 1944 – Ardeatine Massacre: German troops kill 335 Italian civilians in Rome.
- June 4, 1944 – World War II: Rome falls to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall.
- June 7, 1944 – World War II: Battle of Normandy – At Abbey Ardennes members of the SS Division Hitlerjugend massacre 23 Canadian prisoners of war.
- June 25, 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, begins.
- August 9, 1944 – Continuation war: The Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive, the largest offensive launched by Soviet Union against Finland during the Second World War, ends to a strategic stalemate. Both Finnish and Soviet troops at the Finnish front dug to defensive positions, and the front remains stable until the end of the war.
- August 22, 1944 – World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
- October 8, 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Crucifix Hill occurs on Crucifix Hill just outside Aachen. Capt. Bobbie Brown receives a Medal of Honor for his heroics in this battle.
- October 13, 1944 – World War II: Riga, the capital of Latvia is occupied by the Red Army.
- October 26, 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with an overwhelming American victory.
Who Were Born On 1944?
- March 24, 1944 – R. Lee Ermey, American actor
- May 30, 1944 – Stav Prodromou, American technology executive
- June 14, 1944 – Laurie Colwin, American author (d. 1992)
- July 8, 1944 – Jai Johanny Johanson, American drummer and percussionist (The Allman Brothers Band)
- August 15, 1944 – Linda Ellerbee, American journalist
- September 17, 1944 – Reinhold Messner, Italian mountaineer
- September 21, 1944 – Steve Beshear, American politician
- October 9, 1944 – Nona Hendryx, American singer (Labelle)
- October 15, 1944 – Sali Berisha, former President of Albania; current Prime Minister
- December 25, 1944 – Nigel Starmer-Smith, English Rugby Union commentator.