Thursday 24 August 1944
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Falcon in Mexico, directed by William Berke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Chris Chubbuck: American news commentator.
- Gregory Bruce Jarvis: Detroit, Michigan -- Astronaut (STS 25).
- Gregory B Jarvis in Detroit: Michigan, USA; astronaut (STS 25).
- Henry Braden: American lawyer and politician (d. 2013).
- Bill Goldsworthy: Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996).
- Gregory Jarvis: American captain engineer and astronaut (d. 1986)
- Paulo Leminski: Brazilian poet, known for his exquisite verbal invention and detached irony. Leminski was a leading figure of his generation, and the best of his poems are collected in "Caprichos & Relaxos," 1983, and "Distraidos Venceremos," 1987.
- Rocky Johnson: Canadian professional wrestler
- Gen LeClercs troops open assault on Paris
- Liberation of Paris: The Allies enter Paris, successfully completing Operation Overlord.
- Japanese attack the USS ''Harder''
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