February 1944 in history

February 1944 events chronologically

Feb 3 World War II: During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army and Marine forces seize Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison
Feb 7 World War II: In Anzio, Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle
Feb 14 World War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java
Feb 15 World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, begins
Feb 15 World War II: The Narva Offensive begins
Feb 17 World War II: Operation Hailstone begins. U.S. naval air, surface, and submarine attack against Truk Lagoon, Japan's main base in the central Pacific, in support of the Eniwetok invasion
Feb 17 World War II: The Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins. The battle ends in an American victory on February 22

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1944

Feb 9 Alice Walker an American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Feb 13 Jerry Springer an English-born American television presenter, best known as host of the tabloid talk show Jerry Springer since its debut in 1991. He is a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, news anchor, actor, and musician
Feb 13 Stockard Channing a three-time Emmy and one-time Tony Award winning American stage, film and television actress.
Feb 14 Alan Parker an English film director, producer and screenwriter. The early part of his career, beginning in his late teens, was spent as a copywriter and director of television commercials. After about 10 years doing commercials, many of which won awards for creativity, he began screenwriting and directing films
Feb 15 Dzhokhar Dudayev a Soviet Air Force general and Chechen leader, the first President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, a breakaway state in the North Caucasus.
Feb 24 David J. Wineland an American Nobel-laureate physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology physics laboratory. His work has included advances in optics, specifically laser cooling trapped ions and using ions for quantum computing operations. He was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Serge Haroche, for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."
Feb 27 Roger Scruton an English philosopher who specialises in aesthetics. He has written over thirty books, including Art and Imagination , The Meaning of Conservatism , Sexual Desire , The Philosopher on Dover Beach , The Aesthetics of Music , Beauty , How to Think Seriously About the Planet: The Case for an Environmental Conservatism , Our Church , and How to be a Conservative. Scruton has also written two novels and a number of general textbooks on philosophy and culture, and he has composed two operas

Top 7 most famous people died in February 1944

Feb 1 Piet Mondrian a Dutch painter.
Feb 10 E. M. Antoniadi a Greek astronomer, born in Asia Minor, who spent most of his life in France when invited there by Camille Flammarion. He was also known as Eugenios Antoniadis. His name is also sometimes given as Eugène Michael Antoniadi or even as Eugène Marie Antoniadi
Feb 16 Dadasaheb Phalke an Indian producer-director-screenwriter, known as the father of Indian cinema. Starting with his debut film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913, now known as India's first full-length feature, he made 95 movies and 26 short films in his career spanning 19 years, till 1937, including his most noted works: Mohini Bhasmasur , Satyavan Savitri , Lanka Dahan , Shri Krishna Janma and Kaliya Mardan
Feb 21 Missak Manouchian a French–Armenian poet and a communist activist. He actively engaged in the French Resistance during World War Manouchian was the military commissioner of FTP-MOI in the Paris region. He was executed by the Nazis
Feb 22 Kasturba Gandhi the wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. In association with her husband, Kasturba Gandhi was a political activist fighting for civil rights and Indian independence from the British
Feb 23 Leo Baekeland a Belgian-born American chemist. He invented Velox photographic paper in 1893 and Bakelite in 1907. His invention of Bakelite, an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile, and popular plastic, marked the beginning of the modern plastics industry
Feb 29 Pehr Evind Svinhufvud the third President of Finland from 1931 to 1937. Serving as a lawyer, judge, and politician in the Russian Grand Duchy of Finland, he played a major role in the movement for Finnish independence. In 1917–1918, Svinhufvud was the first Head of State of independent Finland, first as Chairman of the Senate and subsequently as Protector of State or Regent. He also served as Prime Minister from 1930 to 1931