Major Events of 1944

  • Russians Recapture Kerch Peninsula
  • Russia Cross Polish Border
  • Monte Cassino Falls
  • Rome Liberated
  • D-Day
  • Battle of The Philippine Sea
  • Bretton Woods Conference
  • S. France Invaded
  • Paris Liberated
  • Market Garden Fails
  • Dumbarton-Oaks Conference
  • Battle Of Leyte—Surigao Straits
  • Philippines Liberated
  • Battle Of Leyte—Samar
  • B-29 Raids on Japan
  • Battle of the Bulge


    NCAA Football: Army Record: 9-0-0
    Heisman Trophy: Leslie Horvath, ohio St., TB-Q points: 412
    Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks Series: 4-0
    World Series: St. Louis Cardinals vs. St. Louis Browns Series: 4-2

    Popular Movies

    1. The Affairs of Susan
    2. Along Came Jones
    3.Anchors Aweigh -
    4. And Now Tomorrow
    5. Casanova Brown
    6. Christmas in Connecticut
    7. Diamond Horseshoe 8. Frenchman's Creek 9. God Is My Co-Pilot 10. Here Comes The Waves

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Going My Way"
    Best Director: Leo McCarey ..."Going My Way"
    Best Actor: Bing Crosby ..."Going My Way"
    Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman ... "Gaslight"

    Nobel Prizes

    HAHN, OTTO, Germany, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut, (now Max-Planck Institut) fŸr Chemie, Berlin-Dahlem, b. 1879, d. 1968: "for his discovery of the fission of heavy nuclei"

    JENSEN, JOHANNES VILHELM, Denmark, b. 1873, d. 1950: "for the rare strength and fertility of his poetic imagination with which is combined an intellectual curiosity of wide scope and a bold, freshly creative style"


    Physiology or Medicine
    The prize was awarded jointly to: ERLANGER, JOSEPH, U.S.A., Washington University, St. Louis, MO, b. 1874, d. 1965; and GASSER, HERBERT SPENCER, U.S.A., Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York, NY, b. 1888, d. 1963: "for their discoveries relating to the highly differentiated functions of single nerve fibres"

    RABI, ISIDOR ISAAC, U.S.A., Columbia University, New York, NY, b. 1898, (in Rymanow, then Austria-Hungary) d. 1988: "for his resonance method for recording the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Fiction: Martin Flavin ... "Journey in the Dark"
    History: Merle Curti ... "The Growth of American Thought"
    International Reporting: Daniel DeLuce ... "Associated Press"
    National Reporting: Dewy L. Fleming ... "Baltimore Sun"
    Public Service: "Omaha (NE) World Herald"