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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 3, 1944 – The Order of Nakhimov and Order of Ushakov are instituted in USSR as the highest naval awards.
- 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 30, 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
- July 20, 1944 – World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
- 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 16, 1944 – First flight of the Junkers Ju 287.
- September 25, 1944 – World War II: Surviving elements of the British 1st Airborne Division withdraw from Arnhem in the Netherlands, thus ending the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden.
- November 6, 1944 – Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
- December 5, 1944 – World War II: Allied troops occupy Ravenna.
Who Were Born On 1944?
- January 5, 1944 – Ed Rendell, American politician and 45th Governor of Pennsylvania
- January 17, 1944 – Françoise Hardy, French singer
- January 19, 1944 – Shelley Fabares, American actress
- January 20, 1944 – José Luis Garci, Spanish filmmaker
- February 13, 1944 – Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (d. 1983)
- February 28, 1944 – Sepp Maier, German footballer
- May 5, 1944 – John Rhys-Davies, English-born Welsh actor
- June 4, 1944 – Michelle Phillips, American singer (The Mamas & the Papas) and actress
- July 22, 1944 – Sparky Lyle, American baseball player
- December 24, 1944 – Mike Curb, American musician, record company executive and politician