1944 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.
U.S. presidential election, 1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt wins reelection over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey, becoming the only U.S. president elected to a fourth term. A passenger train derails in Aguadilla , Puerto Rico , due to excessive speed on a declining hill; 16 are killed, 50 injured.
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1944 From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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.
- Background and lyrics
- National selection and Eurovision Song Contest
- Critical reception
"1944" is a song written and performed by Ukrainian singer Jamala. It represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 and won with a total of 534 points. A music video for the song was released on 21 September 2016.
The lyrics for "1944" concern the deportation of the Crimean Tatars, in the 1940s, by the Soviet Union at the hands of Joseph Stalin because of their alleged collaboration with the Nazis. Jamala was particularly inspired by the story of her great-grandmother Nazylkhan, who was in her mid-20s when she and her five children were deported to barren Central Asia. One of the daughters did not survive the journey. Jamala's great-grandfather was fighting in World War II in the Red Army at this time and
Ukraine withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, citing costs. After deciding to return to the contest in 2016, a selection process to determine the representative of Ukraine was opened, combining resources from the state broadcaster NTU and private STB. Jamala was announced as one of the eighteen competing acts in the Ukrainian national selection for the contest. She performed in the first semi-final on 6 February 2016, where she won both the jury and televote, advancing to the Ukrainian
Prior to the Ukrainian national selection finals, "1944" received 8.33 out of 10 points from a jury of Eurovision blog Wiwibloggs, the highest score among the six finalists in Ukraine.
- 9 March 2014
The 1944 United States presidential election was the 40th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 7, 1944. The election took place during World War II. Incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republican Thomas E. Dewey to win an unprecedented fourth term.
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December 1, 1944 (Friday) The U.S. Ninth Army captured Linnich. Les Horvath of Ohio State University was announced as the winner of the Heisman Trophy. Born: John Densmore, drummer of the rock band The Doors, in Los Angeles, California; December 2, 1944 (Saturday) The U.S. Ninth Army captured the villages of Leiffarth and Roerdorf.
The year 1944 saw a number of significant happenings in radio broadcasting history.
Oktober 1944 fallen in Saarbrücken in nur einer halben Stunde 2.500 Sprengbomben und mehr als 350.000 Stabbrandbomben, dabei sterben 361 Menschen und mehr als 3800 Häuser und 18.000 Wohnungen werden zerstört, 45.000 Einwohner werden obdachlos.
- 1392/93 (Jahreswechsel Juli)
- 100/101 (20./21. März)
- 1936/37 (10./11. September)