Saturday 16 December 1944
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Abercrombie and Don Meyer Basketball coach Northern State.
The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The World in Your Home.
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- R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
- South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
- Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
- Kazakhstan - Independence Day
- Bahrain - National Day
- Bangladesh - Victory Day
- John Abercrombie: Rocker.
- Don Meyer Basketball coach Northern State: Lipscomb, and Hamline.
- Frank Waxman: American Osteopath with an expensive practice and an elegant condominium in West Hollywood.
- Jeff Kanew: American director and screenwriter.
- Don Meyer: American basketball player and coach (d. 2014).
- Betsie ten Boom: sister of Corrie ten Boom and Holocaust victim (Born 1885).
- Battle of Bulge begins in Belgium
- German V-2 strikes Antwerp bioscope (638 kill)
- US 2nd Infantry division occupies "Heartbreak Crossroads" Wahlerscheid.
- (0530 hours) Adolf Hitler launches Operation Autumn Mist (Herbstnebel). A short (30 minutes) artillery burst commences prior to troop movement. A German force of 20-22 divisions attacks along a 60-mile front from Monschau to Echternach through the Ardennes, in a surprise attack on the west. 200,000 German tank and infantry troops take part in the offensive versus 83,000 along the American line.
- General George C. Marshall becomes the first Five-Star General.
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