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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 18, 1944 – The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.
- June 5, 1944 – World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
- July 17, 1944 – Port Chicago disaster: Near the San Francisco Bay, two ships laden with ammunition for the war explode in Port Chicago, California, killing 320.
- 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 6, 1944 – World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by allied forces.
- September 9, 1944 – World War II: The Fatherland Front takes power in Bulgaria through a military coup in the capital and armed rebellion in the country. A new pro-Soviet government is established.
- 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 15, 1944 – The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler’s NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes power in Hungary.
- October 23, 1944 – World War II: The Soviet Red Army enters Hungary.
Who Were Born On 1944?
- January 16, 1944 – Gerd Klier, German footballer (d. 2011)
- February 1, 1944 – Burkhard Ziese, German football manager (d. 2010)
- March 1, 1944 – Roger Daltrey, English musician (The Who)
- March 3, 1944 – Lee Holdridge, Haitian-American composer
- April 18, 1944 – Robert Hanssen, American spy
- April 28, 1944 – Alice Waters, American chef
- April 29, 1944 – Princess Benedikte of Denmark
- September 18, 1944 – Michael Franks, American musician
- November 7, 1944 – Joe Niekro, American baseball player (d. 2006)
- November 21, 1944 – Earl Monroe, American basketball player