Friday 15 December 1944
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jim Leyland and Chico Mendes.
The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl, 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 The World in Your Home.
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- Jim Leyland: American baseball manager, Marlins.
- Chico Mendes: Brazilian union leader and activist (d. 1988).
- Stan Bahnsen: New York Yankees pitcher (1968 American League Rookie-of-year).
- Glenn Miller: American musician, a trombonist and big band leader, famous for popular swing-era hits like "In The Mood", "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Pennsylvania 6-5000".
- bandleader/composer Glenn Miller ("Chattanooga Choo-Choo"), at age 40, in a plane crash between London and Paris.
- US troops lands on Mindoro.
- US Congress gives General Dwight Eisenhower his fifth star.
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