1944

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1944 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1944
MCMXLIV
Ab urbe condita2697
Armenian calendar1393
ԹՎ ՌՅՂԳ
Assyrian calendar6694
Baháʼí calendar100–101
Balinese saka calendar1865–1866
Bengali calendar1351
Berber calendar2894
British Regnal yearGeo. 6 – 9 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2488
Burmese calendar1306
Byzantine calendar7452–7453
Chinese calendar癸未年 (Water Goat)
4641 or 4434
    — to —
甲申年 (Wood Monkey)
4642 or 4435
Coptic calendar1660–1661
Discordian calendar3110
Ethiopian calendar1936–1937
Hebrew calendar5704–5705
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2000–2001
 - Shaka Samvat1865–1866
 - Kali Yuga5044–5045
Holocene calendar11944
Igbo calendar944–945
Iranian calendar1322–1323
Islamic calendar1363–1364
Japanese calendarShōwa 19
(昭和19年)
Javanese calendar1874–1875
Juche calendar33
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4277
Minguo calendarROC 33
民國33年
Nanakshahi calendar476
Thai solar calendar2487
Tibetan calendar阴水羊年
(female Water-Goat)
2070 or 1689 or 917
    — to —
阳木猴年
(male Wood-Monkey)
2071 or 1690 or 918

1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1944th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 944th year of the 2nd millennium, the 44th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1940s decade.

Events

Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.

January

US Army troops landing at Anzio during Operation Shingle, late January 1944.

February

The Abbey of Monte Cassino in ruins after being destroyed by Allied bombing, February 1944.

March

The March 1944 eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

April

May

The prime ministers of Britain and the four major dominions at the 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference, May 1, 1944.

June

Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day.
LVTs heading for shore on June 15, 1944, during the Battle of Saipan.

July

Aftermath of the failed 20 July plot to kill Hitler.
Soviet soldiers fight in the streets of Jelgava, summer 1944.
American medics helping injured soldier in France, 1944.

August

Szare Szeregi Scouts also fought in the Warsaw Uprising.
Jewish prisoners of Gęsiówka liberated by Polish soldiers from Batalion Zośka, August 5, 1944.
Crowds of French people line the Champs Élysées following the Liberation of Paris, August 26, 1944.

September

Waves of paratroopers land in the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden in September 1944.

October

Henry Larsen becomes the first person successfully to navigate the Northwest Passage in both directions, July–October 1944.
American troops advance towards San Jose on Leyte Island, October 20, 1944.
Light aircraft carrier USS Princeton afire, east of Luzon, October 24, 1944.
Volkssturm founded in October 1944.
Battle of Leyte begins – General MacArthur returns to the Philippines, October 20, 1944.
Battle of Leyte Gulf between United States and Japan, October 23, 1944.

November

December

Victims of the Malmedy massacre

Date unknown

Births

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

Omar al-Bashir
Jimmy Page
Carlos Villagrán
Paul Keating
Angela Davis

February

Stockard Channing
Dzhokhar Dudayev
Jerry Springer

March

Roger Daltrey
Uschi Glas
R. Lee Ermey
Diana Ross
Nana Akufo-Addo

April

Craig T. Nelson
Makoto Kobayashi
Gerhard Schröder
Thein Sein
Princess Benedikte of Denmark

May

John Rhys-Davies
George Lucas
Danny Trejo
Mary Robinson
Rudy Giuliani
Gladys Knight
Sondra Locke

June

Michelle Phillips
Tommie Smith
Ban Ki-moon
Salvador Sánchez Cerén
Sir Ray Davies
Gary Busey

July

Mercedes Bresso
Jeffrey Tambor
David Hemery
Geraldine Chaplin
Robert C. Merton

August

Robert Mueller
Sam Elliott
Ian McDiarmid
Rajiv Gandhi

September

Peter Cetera
Yoweri Museveni
Michael Douglas

October

Arnhim Eustace
Sir Donald Tsang
Dale Dye
Peter Tosh
Elizabeth Loftus
Kati Kovács

November

Askar Akayev
Danny DeVito
Lorne Michaels
Ben Stein

December

John Densmore
Dennis Wilson
Andris Bērziņš
Giacomo dalla Torre
Brenda Lee
Bernard Hill
Tim Reid

Date unknown

  • Lea Hopkins, American LGBT rights activist from Missouri

Deaths

Deaths
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

Kaj Munk
Andrey Toshev
Yuhi V Musinga
Edvard Munch
Blessed Teresa Grillo Michel

February

Piet Mondrian
Margaret Woodrow Wilson
Pehr Evind Svinhufvud

March

Paul-Émile Janson
Otto von Below

April

Bernardino Machado

May

Leon Kozłowski
Edel Quinn
Patriarch Sergius of Moscow
Thomas Curtis

June

Dénes Berinkey

July

Carl Mayer
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Tarsykiya Matskiv
Reza Shah

August

Jędrzej Moraczewski
Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
Blessed Teresa Bracco

September

Robert Benoist
Joseph Müller
Gustav Bauer
Hendrikus Colijn
David Dougal Williams

October

Stefanina Moro
Ramón Castillo
Erwin Rommel
José de la Riva-Agüero y Osma

November

Andrey Sheptytsky
Blessed Carl Lampert
Joseph Caillaux
Florence Foster Jenkins

December

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Wassily Kandinsky
Lupe Vélez
Blessed Sára Salkaházi
Vicente Lim

Nobel Prizes


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