Wednesday 17 May 1944
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Pierre Bocquel and Jesse Winchester.
The Scarlet Claw, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham was one of the best selling books.
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- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Jean-Pierre Bocquel
- Jesse Winchester: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (d. 2014).
- Jesse Winchester in Shreveport: Louisiana, USA; singer/songwriter ("Learn to Love it").
- Canon P B Price General Secretary: USPG.
- Paul Crossley: concert pianist.
- Peter Price: English bishop.
- Chinese / US arm forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma
- Operation Straightline: Allies land in the Netherlands New-Guinea
- Chinese/US armed forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma.
- General Eisenhower sets D-Day for June 5th.
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Top #4 songs in the USA
- Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet - Ella Mae Morse
- Long Ago (And Far Away) - Jo Stafford
- Bing Crosby - Swinging On A Star
- I'll Walk Alone - Louis Prima
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