Friday 16 June 1944
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joan Barbara Grigor and Takamiyama [Jesse Kuhaulua].
Days of Glory, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- Joan Barbara Grigor: Artist.
- Takamiyama [Jesse Kuhaulua]: Hawaii, United States -- 1st non-Japanese sumo champion.
- Nicholas Di Marzio: American ecclesiastic, a Roman Catholic priest ordained on May 30, 1970 and elevated to Bishop on October 31, 1996.
- Annie Famose: French alpine skier, born in Jurançon, she won two medals at the 1968 Olympics and the gold one in slalom at the 1966 World championships.
- Carla Liss: American artist and filmmaker involved with the Fluxus movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
- Henri Richelet: French painter and etcher
- Marc Bloch: French historian who studied historical problems in a comparative framework.
- Iceland adopts constitution
- US bombs Kyushu Japan
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