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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.
- February 14, 1944 – World War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.
- February 29, 1944 – World War II: The Admiralty Islands are invaded in Operation Brewer led by American General Douglas MacArthur.
- July 22, 1944 – The Polish Committee of National Liberation publishes its manifesto, starting the period of Communist rule in Poland
- August 2, 1944 – ASNOM: birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.
- September 27, 1944 – The Kassel Mission results in the largest loss by a USAAF group on any mission in World War II.
- October 14, 1944 – Athens, Greece, is liberated by British Army troops entering the city as the Wehrmacht pulls out during World War II. This clears the way for the Greek government-in-exile to return to its historic capital city, with George Papandreou, Sr., as the head-of-government.
- October 25, 1944 – Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich.
- November 29, 1944 – The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
- December 18, 1944 – World War II: 77 B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bomb Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base.
Who Were Born On 1944?
- February 16, 1944 – Richard Ford, American novelist
- March 3, 1944 – Lee Holdridge, Haitian-American composer
- June 8, 1944 – Marc Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec City
- July 20, 1944 – Olivier de Kersauson, French sailor
- August 2, 1944 – Jim Capaldi, British drummer and songwriter (Traffic) (d. 2005)
- August 25, 1944 – Anthony Heald, American actor
- November 2, 1944 – Patrice Chéreau, French director, actor and producer
- November 10, 1944 – Sir Tim Rice, English lyricist
- December 2, 1944 – Botho Strauß, German author
- December 13, 1944 – Hwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actor