Saturday 20 May 1944
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Mr. Skeffington, directed by Vincent Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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- Saint Austregisilus
- Saint Lucifer
- Saint Theodore of Pavia
- Saint Bernardine of Siena
- East Timor National Day.
- Cameroon National Day.
- Saint Ivo of Chartres
- Boudewijn Groot: The most famous Dutch protest singer and songwriter.
- David M Walker in Columbus: Georgia, USA; Captain US Navy/astronaut (STS 51-A 30, 53, 69).
- Boudouin de: Groot; Dutch singer ("Good night mister president").
- Boudewijn de Groot: Indonesian-Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Keith Fletcher: English cricketer and manager.
- Kathrin Thomas: Welsh politician Lord Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan
- Cipa Dichter: Brazilian musician who played dual pianos with her husband Mischa. They are the type of two-piano teams who aim at orchestral effects and allow for uninhibited razzle-dazzle. Each is a pianist of undeniable virtuoso qualifications, Mischa on a somewhat more dramatic scale and Cipa light-fingered and technically superb. They create a flexible, relaxed ensemble.
- Joe Cocker: British musician, a singer and drummer known for gutsy vocals and spastic gestures. Cocker joined his first group in 1959 with drums and harmonica, moving into lead vocals in 1961. A white soul-singer with brilliant phrasing, he rose to fame with the "Grease Band" in the mid '60s, putting out a string of hits, then with Leon Russell in the massive "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" tour in 1970.
- Dietrich Mateschitz: Austrian president and founder of the energy drink Red Bull Company.
- US Communist Party dissolves.
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