Thursday 6 January 1944, Epiphany
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Henry Kravis and Van McCoy.
Lifeboat, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching At Home.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Henry Kravis: Author (The Money Machine).
- Van McCoy: US soul singer / songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle).
- Robert Landers in Tarrant County: Texas, USA; PGA golfer (Fort Worth-1976, 1978, 1980).
- Bonnie Franklin in Santa Monica: California, USA; TV actress (Ann - One Day at a Time).
- Bonnie Franklin: American actress who is perhaps best known to American TV audiences for her portrayal of a divorced mother on the hit show "One Day at a Time.
- Anthony Luiso: Italian executive and CEO of International Multifoods, a foods distribution conglomerate. A college graduate with a BS and MBA in Business, Luiso exercises, lifts weights and plays golf for enjoyment leisure time.
- Alan Stivell: French musician, a folksinger and Celtic harpist.
- Rolf Zinkernagel: Swiss immunologist and academic Nobel Prize laureate
- Ida Tarbell: American journalist author and educator (d. 1944).
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