1944 in Norway
Events in the year 1944 in Norway.
|See also:||List of years in Norway|
- Government in Exile (in London)
- German Military Governor
- German Puppet Government in Oslo
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- 3 April – The German battleship Tirpitz was bombed and damaged by British carrier-borne aircraft at Kåfjorden in Alta.
- 20 April – The German ammunition transport Voorbode accidentally explodes in the harbour of the Western Norway city of Bergen, killing around 160 people and leaving some 5,000 homeless.
- 3 October – Soviet troops cross the border to Norway.
- 4 October – British aircraft bomb the U-boat bunker "Bruno" and the dock area in Bergen harbour. As a result, 194 civilians, including 60 children, are killed.
- 25 October – the Petsamo–Kirkenes Offensive the Red Army liberates Kirkenes, the first town in Norway to be liberated.
- 28 October – Hitler orders the German forces to withdraw from northern Norway. The Germans were determined to leave nothing of value to the Soviets, as Hitler had ordered to leave the area devoid of people, shelter and supplies.
- 29 October – The Laksevåg borough of Bergen was bombed again. 52 civilians were killed.
- 10 November – The first Norwegian troops (300 men from the brigade in Scotland) arrive in Finnmark.
- 12 November – 29 Royal Air Force Avro Lancaster bombers sink the German battleship Tirpitz anchored in a fjord at Tromsø, with 12,000 lb Tallboy bombs.
- 27 November – The German prisoner ship Rigel is sunk off Sandnessjøen by Fleet Air Arm bombers in the deadliest ship disaster in Norwegian history.
- 31 December – Allied bombers tried to bomb the Victoria Terrasse building in Oslo, which was used as the Gestapo headquarters, but missed the target and instead hit civilian targets. 77 civilians are killed.
The town of Kirkenes burning after withdrawal of German forces, October 1944
A reconnaissance photo of the capsized German battleship Tirpitz after the 12 November attack.
The prisoner ship Rigel under attack and on fire on 27 November.
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- 5 January – Eystein Eggen, writer
- 5 January – Eirin Faldet, politician
- 6 January – Mona Lyngar, novelist.
- 7 January – Arne Scheie, sports commentator
- 24 January – Kåre Hovda, biathlete (died 1999)
- 13 February – Lasse Efskind, speed skater, medical doctor and writer
- 21 February – Harald Sunde, international soccer player and coach
- 24 February – Terje Sandkjær, politician
- 3 March – Arvid Knutsen, soccer player and coach (died 2009)
- 6 March – Jarmund Øyen, politician
- 11 March – Øyvind Grøn, physicist
- 12 March – Fredrik Engelstad, sociologist
- 15 March – Jørun Drevland, politician
- 17 March – Arne Strand, journalist and politician
- 22 March – Rigmor Kofoed-Larsen, politician
- 30 March – Bjarne Johannes Hope, civil servant (died 2006)
- 5 April – Arne Risa, long-distance runner
- 7 April – Jorunn Kjellsby, actress
- 8 April – Odd Nerdrum, painter
- 11 April – Terje Haugland, long jumper
- 13 April – Steinar Imsen, historian and professor
- 18 April – Åse Gunhild Woie Duesund, politician
- 28 April – Magne Aarøen, politician (died 2003)
- 27 April – Siri Austeng, politician
- 30 April – Jon Bing, writer and law professor
- 6 May – Carl I. Hagen, politician
- 7 May – Eva Norvind, writer, documentary producer, director, sex therapist and actress (died 2006)
- 10 May – John Fredriksen, oil tanker and shipping tycoon
- 16 May – Jørgen Holte, politician
- 1 June – Øyvind Nordsletten, diplomat
- 7 June – Kjartan Fløgstad, author
- 13 June – Bjørn Tveter, speed skater
- 18 June – Ailo Gaup, Sámi shaman and author
- 19 June – Arne Holen, musicologist
- 29 June – Lars Grini, ski jumper and Olympic bronze medallist
- 3 July – Sverre Mitsem, judge (died 2005)
- 4 July – Jan Erik Kongshaug, sound engineering, jazz guitarist, and composer
- 12 July – Kjell Kristian Rike, sports commentator (died 2008)
- 18 July – Sverre Anker Ousdal, actor
- 31 July – Knut Einar Eriksen, historian
- 5 August – Lars Myraune, military officer and politician
- 6 August – Halvor Stenstadvold, business person and politician
- 14 August – Åge Hadler, orienteer
- 9 September – Finn Urdal, handball player
- 27 September – Villy Haugen, speed skater and Olympic bronze medallist
- 1 October – Yngvar Numme, singer, actor, revue writer and director
- 9 October – Jan Fredrik Wiborg, civil engineer (died 1994)
- 14 October – Svein Flåtten, politician
- 17 October – Leiv Nergaard, businessperson
- 18 October – Finn Seemann, international soccer player (died 1985)
- 5 November – Asmund Kristoffersen, politician
- 11 November – Tore Berger, sprint canoer, Olympic gold medallist and World Champion
- 11 November – Per Ivar Moe, speed skater and Olympic silver medallist
- 26 November – Kjellbjørg Lunde, politician
- 3 December – Jan Johansen, sprint canoer, Olympic gold medallist and World Champion
- 13 December – Ursula Evje, politician
- 27 December – John M. Jacobsen, film producer
- 31 December – Kristin Hille Valla, politician and Minister
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- Bjørn Aamodt, poet (died 2006)
- Jiri Hlinka, music professor and piano teacher
- Stein H. Annexstad, businessperson and politician
- Ole T. Berg, political scientist
- Sven G. Eliassen, historian
- Karen Fladset, handball player and coach
- Oddvar Flæte, county governor
- Øystein Josefsen, businessperson and politician
- Johan C. Løken, politician and Minister
- Bjørn Myrseth, biologist and businessperson
- Nic. Nilsen, businessperson
- Åsmund Reikvam, professor in medicine and former politician
- Aud Talle, social anthropologist
- Torkel Wetterhus, businessperson and politician
- 23 January – Edvard Munch, painter and printmaker (born 1863)
- 19 February – Reidar Haave Olsen, pilot (born 1923)
- 25 April – Olav Nielsen, boxer (born 1902)
- 12 June – Einar Hærland, military officer, executed (born 1909)
- 24 June – Sigurd Roll, diplomat and former sprinter (born 1893)
- 8 August – Ragnvald Hvoslef, politician (born 1872)
- 14 October – Torleif Torkildsen, gymnast and Olympic bronze medallist (born 1892)
- 13 November – Gregers Gram, resistance fighter and saboteur (born 1917)
- 12 December – Alf Hjort, electrical engineer in America (born 1877)
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- Haakon Martin Five, politician and Minister (born 1880)
- Alfred Klingenberg, pianist (born 1867)
- Odd Sverressøn Klingenberg, politician and Minister (born 1871)
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