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1944 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

Los Angeles welcomes Hector Villa Lobos to the Philharmonic Auditorium
A concert of rarely heard pieces by Charles Ives was performed
The New York City Central Opera Company makes a stop in Los Angeles on their first National tour.  The performance is "Gypsy Baron"
The 11th Annual Los Angeles Bach festival is held.  Arthur Leslie Jacobs conducting.

POLITICS

The Bretton Woods Conference creates the Internal Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.  Participants agree to adopt a monetary policy of maintaining an exchange rate of their currency within a fixed value in terms of gold.  
First German V1 and V2 Rockets are fired.
Hitler escapes an assassination attempt by the German resistance groups

POINTS OF INTEREST

The Ball Point pen goes on sale for the first time

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