Friday 12 May 1944
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Eva Demski and Wlademir Zabaleta.
The Scarlet Claw, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
- Eva Demski: Writer.
- Wlademir Zabaleta: Venezuelain painter.
- Chris Patten: English academic and politician 28th Governor of Hong Kong.
- Krim purged of Nazi troops
- 900+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Zwikau, Bohlen and Brnx.
- Secret Police arrest Gerrit Van de Peat in the Netherlands.
- WWII: Soviet troops finalize the liberation of the Crimea.
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