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Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. Many of the events that happened in the year were related to World War II.

Contents:
  1. Events of 1944
  2. Births
  3. Deaths
  4. Nobel prizes
  5. Ship events
  6. See also -  Notes -  External links

Events of 1944

(Below, 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 Alied 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, 1 May 1944.

June

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

July

The aftermath of the failed 20 July plot to kill Hitler.
The Hartford circus fire in Hartford, Connecticut led to over 150 deaths.

August

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

Massacre of 129 people (70% women and children) by the Gestapo at Maille (Indre-et-Loire)

September

Anne Frank, deported to Auschwitz in September 1944.
Waves of paratroopers land in the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden in September 1944.

October

The light aircraft carrier Princeton afire, east of Luzon, 24 October 1944.
The Volkssturm were founded in October 1944.
The beginning of the Battle of Leyte, 20 October 1944.

November

December

Victims of the Malmedy massacre.
George Marshall became becomes the first Five-Star General on December 16, 1944.

Undated

Henry Larsen became the first person to successfully navigate the Northwest Passage in 1944.

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Ongoing

Births

1944 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1944
MCMXLIV
Ab urbe condita 2697
Armenian calendar 1393
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Bahá'í calendar 100 – 101
Bengali calendar 1351
Berber calendar 2894
Buddhist calendar 2488
Burmese calendar 1306
Byzantine calendar 7452 – 7453
Chinese calendar 癸未年十二月初六日
(4580/4640-12-6)
— to —
甲申年十一月十七日
(4581/4641-11-17)
Coptic calendar 1660 – 1661
Ethiopian calendar 1936 – 1937
Hebrew calendar 57045705
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1999 – 2000
 - Shaka Samvat 1866 – 1867
 - Kali Yuga 5045 – 5046
Holocene calendar 11944
Iranian calendar 1322 – 1323
Islamic calendar 1363 – 1364
Japanese calendar Shōwa 19
(昭和19年)
Korean calendar 4277
Thai solar calendar 2487

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Nobel Prizes

Ship events

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Year by Year 1944" – History Channel International

Quotes

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century
Decades: 1910s  1920s  1930s  - 1940s -  1950s  1960s  1970s
Years: 1941 1942 1943 - 1944 - 1945 1946 1947

Contents

Births

Deaths

Events

New books

  • An American Dilemma – Gunnar Myrdal
  • Au rendez-vous allemand – (To the German Rendezvous) – Paul Éluard
  • A Bell for Adano – John Hersey
  • Beyond the Palisade (poetry) – James K. Baxter
  • The Book of Imaginary BeingsJorge Luis Borges
  • Book of Naturalists – Charles William Beebe
  • The Case of Mrs. Wingate – Oscar Micheaux
  • Dangling Man – Saul Bellow
  • The Dawn Appears – Annie Greene Nelson
  • Friday's Child – Georgette Heyer
  • The Golden Fleece – Robert von Ranke Graves
  • The Horse's Mouth – Joyce Cary
  • Johnny Tremain – Esther Forbes
  • The Lost Weekend – Charles R. Jackson
  • Our Lady of the FlowersJean Genet
  • The Razor's Edge – W. Somerset Maugham
  • The Tall Book of Nursery Tales – Feodor Rojankovsky
  • Terras do Sem Fim (The Violent Land) – Jorge Amado
  • Thou That Dwellest in the Gardens – Hayyim Hazaz
  • Two Frontiers (poetry) – Edwin James Bradley

Nobel prizes








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