Sunday 16 January 1944
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Arlette Ginioux and Pierre Bernard-Reymond.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, directed by Arthur Lubin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching At Home.
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- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- Arlette Ginioux
- Pierre Bernard-Reymond
- Jim Stafford in Eloise: Florida, USA; singer ("Spiders and Snakes", "My Girl Bill").
- Ronnie Milsap in Robbinsville: North Carolina, USA; country singer ("Any Day Now", "Legend in My Time").
- Gerd Klier: German footballer (d. 2011).
- Dieter Moebius: Swiss-German keyboard player and producer (Cluster Harmonia and Moebius & Plank) (d. 2015).
- Jim Stafford: American singer-songwriter and actor.
- Jill Tarter: American astronomer and biologist.
- Judy Topinka: American journalist and politician (d. 2014).
- Chris de Marigny: Painter / designer.
- Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London
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