Sunday 4 June 1944
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michelle Phillips and Antoine (singer).
Days of Glory, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham was one of the best selling books.
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- Feast day of St Francis Caracciolo.
- Feast day of Saint Petrock of Cornwall.
- United States - Pentecost in 2006
- Hong Kong - Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989 memorial day.
- Finland - National flag day of the Finnish Defence Forces (on Mannerheim's birthday).
- Tonga - National Day.
- International Innocent Child Abuse Victim Day.
- Michelle Phillips: American singer (The Mamas & the Papas) and actress.
- Antoine (singer)
- Patrick Préjean
- Alain Rodet: French politician, a member of the National Assembly of France representing the Haute-Vienne department, and a member of the Socialiste, radical, citoyen et divers gauche.
- Jacques-Francis Manzone
- Roger Ball: Scottish musician; member of the hit ‘70s rock group, Average White Band.
- Charlie Whitney: Rock guitarist (Family).
- Antoine : Madagascaran folksinger.
- Richard Norton-Taylor: British editor, journalist and playwright.
- 1st British gliders touches down on French soil for D-Day
- 1st submarine captured and boarded on high seas-U 505
- French general De Gaulle arrives in London
- In Italy, American forces take Rome.
- World War II: A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-505 : the first time a U.S. Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.
- Rome falls to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall.
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