Saturday 8 July 1944
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson and Jai Johanny Johanson.
The Canterville Ghost, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
- Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson: US rock drummer (Allman Brothers).
- Jai Johanny Johanson: American drummer and percussionist (The Allman Brothers Band).
- Jai Johanson: American drummer (Sea Level and The Allman Brothers Band).
- Jeffrey Tambor: San Francisco, California -- Actor (Jeffrey-Ropers, Larry Sanders).
- British troops march into Caen
- Japanese kamakize attacks on US lines at Saipan
- Bureau of Engraving and Printing releases last $10,000 Federal Reserve notes.
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