Friday 15 December 1944
It was Friday, 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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- Stan Bahnsen: New York Yankees pitcher (1968 American League Rookie-of-year).
- Chico Mendes: Brazilian union leader and activist (d. 1988).
- Jim Leyland: American baseball manager, Marlins.
- Glenn Miller: American musician, a trombonist and big band leader, famous for popular swing-era hits like "In The Mood", "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Pennsylvania 6-5000".
- bandleader/composer Glenn Miller ("Chattanooga Choo-Choo"), at age 40, in a plane crash between London and Paris.
- US troops lands on Mindoro.
- US Congress gives General Dwight Eisenhower his fifth star.
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