• December 3 – Start of statewide paper salvage drive. Duck season closed.
• December 5 – Montana actor George Montgomery married Dinah Shore.
• December 6 – A student with the 317th Training Detachment died from exposure at the base of a cliff in Pattee Canyon near Missoula.
• December 7 – More than 1,100 civilian employees of the 34th Subdepot at Great Falls Army Air Base were honored with an “emblem of civilian service.” Twenty-three new WACs were sworn in at Butte.
• December 9 – Deaconess Hospital in Great Falls recorded the birth of the 12,000th baby born in the hospital.
• December 16 – A bomber recently based in Great Falls crashed at Kearney, Nebraska, killing one crewman.
• December 17 – Eighty-six student nurses completed training at Montana State College.
• December 20 – The Butte Safeway warehouse burned, causing “tremendous” loss.
• December 24 – Two men were arrested after a dynamite explosion at the Silver City nightclub in Butte injured 15 people.
• December 27 – The U.S. Army took control of the nation’s railroads to avert a threatened walkout.
• December 29 – A fire in Stevensville destroyed the Gavin Theater and damaged nearby buildings.
• December 30 – Havre schools reopened after a scarlet fever outbreak.
January 1944 in Montana