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1944 (Roman Numerals: MCMXLIV) was the 44th year of the 20th century. 1944 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Saturday.
In 1944 World War II continued to rage. Soviet forces continued to advance against Germany from the East, and the Western Allies invaded German-occupied France on D-Day. Adolf Hitler survived an assassination attempt. At the end of the year, Germany launched an unsuccessful counter-attack in the West (the Battle of the Bulge).
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1944.
News Events of 1944
Allies land in France (D-Day).
Adolf Hitler survives assassination attempt.
Rommel forced to commit suicide for alleged involvement in plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Polish Home Army rises against Germans.
Rome liberated by allies.
Germans use V1 and V2 rockets against the UK.
Battle of the Bulge (German attack in the Ardennes) won by Allies.
United States forces invade Philippines.
Hans Asperger publishes his paper describing Asperger syndrome.
Volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroys two nearby villages.
United Negro College Fund incorporated.
Arab League founded.
Sports in 1944
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