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.

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

Events edit

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

January edit

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

February edit

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

March edit

 
The March 1944 eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

April edit

May edit

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

June edit

 
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 edit

 
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 edit

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 edit

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

October edit

 
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 edit

December edit

 
Victims of the Malmedy massacre

Date unknown edit

Births edit

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

January edit

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

February edit

 
Stockard Channing
 
Dzhokhar Dudayev
 
Jerry Springer

March edit

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

April edit

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

May edit

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

June edit

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

July edit

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

August edit

 
Robert Mueller
 
Sam Elliott
 
Ian McDiarmid
 
Rajiv Gandhi

September edit

 
Peter Cetera
 
Yoweri Museveni
 
Michael Douglas

October edit

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

November edit

 
Askar Akayev
 
Danny DeVito
 
Lorne Michaels
 
Ben Stein

December edit

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

Date unknown edit

  • Lea Hopkins, American LGBT rights activist from Missouri

Deaths edit

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

January edit

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

February edit

 
Piet Mondrian
 
Margaret Woodrow Wilson
 
Pehr Evind Svinhufvud

March edit

 
Paul-Émile Janson
 
Otto von Below

April edit

 
Bernardino Machado

May edit

 
Leon Kozłowski
 
Edel Quinn
 
Patriarch Sergius of Moscow
 
Thomas Curtis

June edit

 
Dénes Berinkey

July edit

 
Carl Mayer
 
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
 
Tarsykiya Matskiv
 
Reza Shah

August edit

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

September edit

 
Robert Benoist
 
Joseph Müller
 
Gustav Bauer
 
Hendrikus Colijn
 
David Dougal Williams

October edit

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

November edit

 
Andrey Sheptytsky
 
Blessed Carl Lampert
 
Joseph Caillaux
 
Florence Foster Jenkins

December edit

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

Nobel Prizes edit

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