1944

Millennium:2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1944 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1944
MCMXLIV
Ab urbe condita2697
Armenian calendar1393
ԹՎ ՌՅՂԳ
Assyrian calendar6694
Bahá'í 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(Water Goat)
4640 or 4580
    — to —
甲申年 (Wood Monkey)
4641 or 4581
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

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.

Events

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 Allied 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.
Soviet soldiers fight in the streets of Jelgava, summer 1944.
American medics helping injured soldier in France, 1944.

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.

September

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

October

Henry Larsen becomes the first person successfully to navigate the Northwest Passage in both directions, westbound July–October 1944.
American troops advance towards San Jose on Leyte Island, 20 October 1944.
The light aircraft carrier USS Princeton afire, east of Luzon, 24 October 1944
Volkssturm founded in October 1944.
The beginning of the Battle of Leyte, 20 October 1944.

November

December

Victims of the Malmedy massacre
December 15: American bandleader Glenn Miller disappears into the English Channel.
George Marshall becomes the first U.S. Five-Star General on December 16, 1944.

Date unknown