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January 1944

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1944.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1944: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1944?


  • 01 Jan 1944 US General Clark replaces General George Patton as commander of 7th Army.
  • 02 Jan 1944 WWII: Free French General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny is appointed to command French Army B, part of the Sixth United States Army Group in North Africa.
  • 03 Jan 1944 World War II: Top Ace Major Greg ''Pappy'' Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.
  • 04 Jan 1944 Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in US State Department
  • 05 Jan 1944 The ''Daily Mail'' becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
  • 07 Jan 1944 US Air Force announces production of first US jet fighter, the Bell P-59.
  • 08 Jan 1944 WWII: Philippine Commonwealth troops enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese forces.
  • 10 Jan 1944 First mobile electric power plant delivered, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 11 Jan 1944 US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposes a Second Bill of Rights for social and economic security in his State of the Union address
  • 12 Jan 1944 Failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraat, Amsterdam.
  • 14 Jan 1944 Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum / Wolchow
  • 15 Jan 1944 General Eisenhower arrives in England
  • 16 Jan 1944 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London
  • 17 Jan 1944 Korvet Violet sinks U-641 in Atlantic Ocean
  • 18 Jan 1944 First Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts.
  • 20 Jan 1944 RAF drops 2300 ton bombs on Berlin
  • 21 Jan 1944 649 British bombers attack Magdeburg.
  • 22 Jan 1944 During World War II, Allied forces begin landing at Anzio Italy
  • 23 Jan 1944 Detroit Red Wings score 15 goals against New York Rangers and NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals and most lopsided game 15-0.
  • 24 Jan 1944 Allied troops occupy Nettuno, Italy.
  • 27 Jan 1944 Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns; Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, and Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves.
  • 28 Jan 1944 U-271 and U-571 sunk off Ireland
  • 29 Jan 1944 285 German bombers attack London, England.
  • 30 Jan 1944 US invades Majuro, Marshall Islands.
  • 31 Jan 1944 U-592 sunk off Ireland

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