Friday 6 October 1944
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include José Carlos Pace and Michel Voisin.
Laura, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.
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- Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
- Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
- U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
- French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
- Also see October 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Bruno, St Faith
- José Carlos Pace
- Michel Voisin
- David Gilbert: American activist and convicted armed robber, a member of the Weather Underground from the late 1960s until his arrest for a botched Brinks robbery on 20 October 1981.
- Merzak Allouache: Director (Salut Cousin, Amour a Paris).
- Patrick Cordingley: English general.
- Boris Mikhailov: Russian ice hockey player and coach.
- Carlos Pace: Brazilian race car driver (d. 1977).
- Jose Carlos Pace: Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977).
- Allied aircrafts bombard per accident Fishing, Overijssel
- Canadians free Austria
- HM Zwaardvis sinks U168 at Java
- Soviets march into Hungary and Czechoslovakia
- WWII: The Battle of Debrecen starts on the Eastern Front (it lasts until October 29).
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Top #3 songs in the USA
- Together - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
- Smoke on the Water - Red Foley
- It Could Happen To You - Jo Stafford
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