Wednesday 16 August 1944
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dick Zimmer and Vittorio Zucconi.
The Falcon in Mexico, directed by William Berke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Missus Goes A-Shopping.
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- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Dick Zimmer: (Rep-R-New Jersey).
- Vittorio Zucconi: Italian journalist and son of a noted journalist.
- Kevin Ayers: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Soft Machine) (d. 2013).
- Roman Padlewski: Composer, dies at 28.
- 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy
- Chartres freed
- Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
- US 15th Army corp reaches Eure, surrounds Dreux
- First flight of the Junkers Ju 287.
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