Thursday 16 November 1944
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Charles Jay Hammer and Hugo Dittberner.
The Thin Man Goes Home, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 16 November 1944 ?
- USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
- R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
- Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day for Tolerance
- Iceland - Dagur fslenskrar tungu (Icelandic Language Day)
- Thailand - Loy Krathong festival (2005)
- Charles Jay Hammer: Actor (Fletcher Reade-Guiding Light).
- Hugo Dittberner: Writer.
- Joanna Pettit: London, England -- Actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent).
- François Guérif: French editor, director and literary critic of French cinema.
- Oliver Braddick: English psychologist and academic.
- US 9th division and 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen
- Dueren, Germany is destroyed by Allied bombers.
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