Sunday 4 June 1944
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Days of Glory, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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- Feast day of St Francis Caracciolo.
- Feast day of Saint Petrock of Cornwall.
- United States - Pentecost in 2006
- Hong Kong - Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989 memorial day.
- Finland - National flag day of the Finnish Defence Forces (on Mannerheim's birthday).
- Tonga - National Day.
- International Innocent Child Abuse Victim Day.
- Alain Rodet: French politician, a member of the National Assembly of France representing the Haute-Vienne department, and a member of the Socialiste, radical, citoyen et divers gauche.
- Charlie Whitney: Rock guitarist (Family).
- Antoine : Madagascaran folksinger.
- Michelle Phillips: American singer (The Mamas & the Papas) and actress.
- Richard Norton-Taylor: British editor, journalist and playwright.
- Roger Ball: Scottish musician; member of the hit ‘70s rock group, Average White Band. A jazz sax player, he is also capable on the keyboard with jazz, rhythm and blues. The band's hits include the LPs "Cut the Cake," 1975 and "Soul Searchin'," 1976.
- 1st British gliders touches down on French soil for D-Day
- 1st submarine captured and boarded on high seas-U 505
- French general De Gaulle arrives in London
- In Italy, American forces take Rome.
- World War II: A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-505 : the first time a U.S. Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.
- Rome falls to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall.
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