Friday 9 June 1944
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brigid Bazlen and Viscount Craigavon.
Days of Glory, directed by Jacques Tourneur, 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.
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- Saint Efrem=Saint Ephraim, deacon, Doctor of the Church
- Blessed Diana d'Andalo
- Saint Pelagia, virgin, martyr [BLS]
- Saint Vincent, deacon, martyr [BLS]
- Blessed Richard, bishop of Andria, Apulia
- Saint Liborius, bishop (of LeMans), confessor [GTZ: LeMans]
- Saint Edmund, bishop of Canturbury, confessor (Translation day) [GTZ: England]
- Saint Diomedes
- =? Blessed Columba, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Scotland]
- Saint Columba (called Saint Columcille in Ireland, where he is honoured as one of the islands three patron saints)
- Saint Alexander, martyr [GTZ: Russia]
- Roman Empire paganism - third day of the Vestalia in honor of the goddess Vesta
- Saint Primus and Felicianus, martyrs [common]
- Brigid Bazlen: Wisconsin, United States -- Actress (Pam-Too Young to go Steady).
- Viscount Craigavon: .
- 23 puppies (record litter) born to Lena: a foxhound, Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Christine Goitschel: French alpine skier, Marielle's sister, she won a gold medal in slalom and a silver one in giant slalom at the 1964 Olympics.
- Christiane Goitschel: .
- Janric Craig: 3rd Viscount Craigavon English accountant and politician
- Wally Gabler: American football player and sportscaster
- 99 inhabitants: of Tulle hanged by SS.
- Russian offensive in Carelia
- World War II: 99 civilians are hung from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.
- WWII: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin launches the Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive against Finland, with the intent of defeating Finland before pushing for Berlin.
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