Tuesday 15 August 1944US date format: 8/15/1944, UK date format: 15/8/1944
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 1944). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Sylvie Vartan and Gianfranco Ferrè.
El corsario negro, directed by Chano Urueta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
On TV people were watching Missus Goes A-Shopping.
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- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
- Sylvie Vartan: French singer, born to an...
- Gianfranco Ferrè
- Michel Vauzelle: French politician, Minister of Justice...
- Yoweri Museveni: Statesman.
- Yoweri Museveni
- Claude Gaillard
- Saint John's (Canada)
- Linda Ellerbee: American journalist and author.
- Dimitris Sioufas: Greek lawyer and politician Greek...
- R Rhodes: English political scientist and...
- Thomas Murphy: Jr.
- Gianfranco Ferre: Italian fashion designer and style...
- Barbara Bouchet: German actress and entrepreneur who...
- Tom Murphy: American politician.
- Linda Ellerbee in Bryan: Texas, USA; newscaster (NBC News...
- Allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed
- German field marshal von Kluge vanishes for one day
- Operation Anvil: Allies land on French Mediterranean sea coast
- US 7th Armour division reaches Chartres
- World War II: Operation Dragoon : Allied forces land in southern France.