Sunday 8 October 1944
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bruce A Morrison and Dale Dye.
To Have and Have Not, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Green Years by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.
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- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Bruce A Morrison: (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1983- ).
- Dale Dye: American captain and actor.
- Ed Kirkpatrick: American baseball player (Born 1944).
- Susan Raye: American singer-songwriter.
- Wendell Lewis Wilkie: Republican politician, dies at 52.
- Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet debuts on CBS radio in the USA.
- World War II: The Battle of Crucifix Hill occurs on Crucifix Hill just outside Aachen. Capt. Bobbie Brown receives a Medal of Honor for his heroics in this battle.
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