Sunday 10 December 1944
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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- Tisha Sterling: American actress, the daughter of actor Robert Sterling and actress Ann Sothern who were married from 1943-1951.
- Andris Bērziņš: Latvian businessman and politician 8th President of Latvia.
- John Birt: Baron Birt English businessman.
- Steve Renko: American baseball player.
- Sharon Percy: American noted family, the daughter of Illinois Governor Charles Percy.
- Valerie Percy: American noted family, the daughter of Illinois Governor Charles Percy. On 9/18/1966, 5:15 AM, Kenilworth, IL, she was stabbed and bludgeoned to death by a stranger as she slept in her room at home. The crime shocked the nation, the stranger was never found. She was a twin, one of five kids in the family.
- Tisha Sterling in Hollywood: California, USA; actress (Coogan's Bluff).
- John Brunt: English captain Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1944).
- 9 Dutch citizens hanged by Nazis
- German counter-attack at Dillingen-bridgehead at Saar.
- Legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini leads a concert performance of the first half of Beethoven's ''Fidelio'' (minus its spoken dialogue) on NBC Radio, starring Rose Bampton. He chooses this opera for its political message ampndash a statement against tyranny and dictatorship. Conducting it in German, Toscanini intends it as a tribute to the German people who are being oppressed by Hitler. The second half is broadcast a week later. The performance is later released on LP and CD, the
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