Saturday 1 January 1944, NewYear’s Day
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Garland Jeffreys and Suzy Kendall.
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Human Comedy by William Saroyan was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching At Home.
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- Garland Jeffreys
- Suzy Kendall
- Omar al-Bashir: Sudanese field marshal and politician 7th President of Sudan.
- Jimmy Hart: American wrestling manager and singer (The Gentrys).
- Zafarullah Jamali: Pakistani field hockey player and politician 13th Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- Teresa Torańska: Polish journalist and author (d. 2013).
- Mati Unt: Estonian author playwright and director (d. 2005).
- Zafarullah Khan Jamali: Pakistani politician.
- 1st feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, New York City
- Army defeats Navy 10-7 in football Arab Bowl, Oran, North Africa
- Gen Clark replaces General Patton as commander of 7th Army
- US General Clark replaces General George Patton as commander of 7th Army.
- First feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, New York City, New York.
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