Thursday 17 February 1944
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Passage to Marseille, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- Bruce Fogle: Canadian veterinarian and author.
- Karl Jenkins: Welsh saxophonist keyboard player and composer (Soft Machine).
- Bernie Grant: British politician (Labour).
- Werner Popp: Czech-German astrologer, a student in 1999.
- Fausto Agnelli: Swiss painter, dies at age 64.
- US begins night bombing of Truk.
- Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins; US victory on February 22.
- World War II: Operation Hailstone begins. U.S. naval air, surface, and submarine attack against Truk (Chuuk), Japan's main base in the central Pacific, in support of the Eniwetok invasion.
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- No Love, No Nothin' - Johnny Long & His Orchestra
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