Friday 20 October 1944
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include William Hugh Albright and Paul Kraus.
None But the Lonely Heart, directed by Clifford Odets, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
On TV people were watching Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.
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- October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
- French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- William Hugh Albright: Composer.
- Paul Kraus: Australian Holocaust survivor and mesothelioma patient.
- Nalin de Silva: Sri Lankan theoretical physicist and political analyst.
- David Mancuso: American party planner created The Loft.
- Gabriel Groulez: Composer, dies at 65.
- Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland explodes, 135 die, 3,600 homeless
- Russian / Yugoslavian troops free Belgrade
- US 1st army wins battle of Aachen
- US 6th army lands on Leyte, Philippines
- US forces under General Douglas MacArthur return to Philippines
- Revolution by workers and students in Guatemala.
- 30 blocks of Cleveland, Ohio, USA burn after a liquid gas factory explodes.
- The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia
- General Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines when he commands an Allied assault on the islands, reclaiming them from the Japanese during the Second World War.
- United States and Filipino troops with Filipino guerillas begin the Battle of Leyte.
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