Wednesday 23 August 1944
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
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- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
- Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
- Lena Tabori: Stockholm, Sweden -- Model / Daughter of Viveca Lindfors.
- Jean-Pierre Masseret: French politician, a member of the Senate of France, representing the Moselle department from 1983 to 2011.
- Saira Banu: Indian actress.
- Antonia Novello: Puerto Rican-American physician and admiral 14th Surgeon General of the United States.
- Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets: Composer, dies at 63.
- Allied troops capture Marseilles France
- General George Leclercs troops advance towards Paris
- General Montgomery consults with Generals Bradley / Eisenhower
- King Michael of Romania ordered his forces to cease fire against Allies and dismissed the pro-Axis premier, Marshal Ion Antonescu
- Romania liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
- Sammellager Drancy freed
- US 20th Army corp enter Fontainebleau / Melun de Seine
- US B-24 crashes into school in Freckelton England, 76 killed
- World War II King Michael of Romania dismisses the pro-Nazi government of General Antonescu, who is arrested. Romania switches sides from the Axis to the Allies (see King Michael's Coup)
- Freckleton Air Disaster : A United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber crashes into a school in Freckleton, England killing 61 people.
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