Friday 1 December 1944
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Densmore in Los Angeles and Tahar Ben Jelloun.
The Falcon in Hollywood, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- John Densmore in Los Angeles: California, USA; drummer (Doors - "Light My Fire").
- Tahar Ben Jelloun: French writer of Moroccan origin.
- Michael W Hagee: 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps.
- Pierre Arditi: French actor.
- John Densmore: American musician, the drummer and fourth member of the superstar rock group "The Doors.
- Daniel Pennac: French writer of Corsican descent, formerly teacher, he won the "Renaudot" Prize in 2007 for his essay "Chagrin d'école". After studying in Nice, he began to write a serie for children.
- Eric Bloom: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)
- Michael Hagee: American general
- Tahar Jelloun: Moroccan author and poet
- Mail routing resumes in free South Netherlands.
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