Sunday 13 August 1944
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Mahler and Robert Ryan.
The Falcon in Mexico, directed by William Berke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
On TV people were watching Missus Goes A-Shopping.
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- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- David Mahler: Composer.
- Robert Ryan: American bullfighter.
- Robert Stern: American TV executive, 2nd child.
- Kevin Tighe: American actor.
- Divina Galica: English skier and race car driver.
- British 8th army occupies Florence
- Generals Montgomery / Dempsey / Bradley discuss naderende breakthrough
- Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio
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