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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1910s  1920s  1930s  – 1940s –  1950s  1960s  1970s
Years: 1941 1942 194319441945 1946 1947
1944 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1944
Ab urbe condita 2697
Armenian calendar 1393
Assyrian calendar 6694
Bahá'í calendar 100–101
Bengali calendar 1351
Berber calendar 2894
British Regnal year 8 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar 2488
Burmese calendar 1306
Byzantine calendar 7452–7453
Chinese calendar 癸未(Water Goat)
4640 or 4580
    — to —
甲申年 (Wood Monkey)
4641 or 4581
Coptic calendar 1660–1661
Discordian calendar 3110
Ethiopian calendar 1936–1937
Hebrew calendar 5704–5705
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2000–2001
 - Shaka Samvat 1866–1867
 - Kali Yuga 5045–5046
Holocene calendar 11944
Igbo calendar 944–945
Iranian calendar 1322–1323
Islamic calendar 1363–1364
Japanese calendar Shōwa 19
Juche calendar 33
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4277
Minguo calendar ROC 33
Thai solar calendar 2487

1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter BA), 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.


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


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


The Abbey of Monte Cassino in ruins after being destroyed by Allied bombing, February 1944.
Polish inmates hanged by Germans in Warsaw, February 11, 1944.


The March 1944 eruption of Mount Vesuvius.



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


Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day.
LVTs heading for shore on 15 June 1944 during the Battle of Saipan.


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.


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.


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


American troops advance towards San Jose on Leyte Island, 20 October 1944.
The light aircraft carrier Princeton afire, east of Luzon, 24 October 1944.
Volkssturm founded in October 1944.
The beginning of the Battle of Leyte, 20 October 1944.



Victims of the Malmedy massacre.
U.S. Five-Star General on December 16, 1944.
Henry Larsen becomes the first person successfully to navigate the Northwest Passage in both directions, westbound July-October 1944.

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