Thursday 8 June 1944
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include William Royce "Boz" Scaggs in Dallas and Don Grady.
Days of Glory, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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- Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
- World Ocean Day.
- Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
- Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
- Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
- Trojecia, virgin (at Rodez)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta.
- Blessed Chlodulph, bishop of Metz
- Blessed Gildard, bishop of Rouen, confessor
- Blessed Maximinus, bishop of Aix en Provence
- Blessed William, bishop of York, confessor
- Blessed Syra of Ireland, virgin
- Syria, virgin (at Troyes)
- saint Medard, bishop of Noyon, confessor [common]
- William Royce "Boz" Scaggs in Dallas: Texas, USA; rocker (Steve Miller Band).
- Don Grady: American actor who had his start in show business as a member of the "Mickey Mouse Club" on TV 1957-’58.
- Babik Reinhardt: French jazz-fusion guitarist, one of Django Reinhardt's sons.
- Boz Scaggs: American musician who joined Steve Miller in "The Marksman" in 1959, doing vocals and tambourine while learning to play the guitar.
- Mark Belanger: American baseball player (Born 1944).
- Annie Haslam: English singer-songwriter and painter (Renaissance and Nevada)
- Marc Ouellet: Archbishop of Quebec City
- 1st SS-Pantser corps counter attacks at Normandy
- Allies occupy Port-and-Bessin Normandy
- Dutch Resistance fighter Frans Duwaer arrested
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