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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 – World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy.
- February 17, 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins. The battle ends in an American victory on February 22.
- April 13, 1944 – Diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Soviet Union are established.
- July 9, 1944 – World War II: Battle of Normandy – British and Canadian forces capture Caen, France.
- August 22, 1944 – World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
- August 23, 1944 – World War II King Michael of Romania dismisses the pro-Nazi government of General Antonescu, who is arrested. Romania switches sides from the Axis to the Allies (see King Michael’s Coup)
- September 8, 1944 – World War II: London is hit by a V2 rocket for the first time.
- September 26, 1944 – World War II: On the central front of the Gothic Line Brazilian troops control the Serchio valley region after ten days of fighting.
- October 5, 1944 – Suffrage is extended to women in France.
Who Were Born On 1944?
- January 29, 1944 – Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda
- March 4, 1944 – Bobby Womack, American singer
- May 13, 1944 – Armistead Maupin, American author
- July 27, 1944 – Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist
- October 24, 1944 – Ted Templeman, American record producer, member of 1960's group Harper’s Bizarre
- November 17, 1944 – Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect
- November 28, 1944 – R.B. Greaves, Guyanan singer
- December 2, 1944 – Dionysis Savvopoulos, Greek musician and songwriter
- December 15, 1944 – Jim Leyland, American baseball manager