Thursday 17 August 1944
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Nicholson and Larry Ellison.
The Falcon in Mexico, directed by William Berke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Green Years by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Missus Goes A-Shopping.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1944 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- David Nicholson: British Member of Parliament, returned at General Election 6/11/1987.
- Larry Ellison: CEO of Oracle Corporation, billionaire.
- Jean-Bernard Pommier: French pianist and conductor.
- 4th Canadian Armour division occupiers Trun Normandy
- Canadian 2nd division conquerors Falaise Normandy
- German Field Marshal Model replaces von Kluge in Normandy
- Russian troops arrive at Austria-Prussia border
- Yanks Johnny Lindell ties record with 4 consecutive doubles in a game
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