Sunday 20 August 1944
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rajiv Gandhi and Graig Nettles.
The Falcon in Mexico, directed by William Berke, 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.
On TV people were watching Missus Goes A-Shopping.
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- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Rajiv Gandhi: Indian politician and noted family, the eldest son of Indira Gandhi.
- Graig Nettles: American baseball player and manager.
- John Povey: Rocker.
- Graig Nettles third baseman (New York Yankees: San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians).
- Anna Lucasta, opens on Broadway
- 26th PGA Championship: Bob Hamilton at Manito Golf and Country Club - Spokane Washington
- Gen de Gaulle returns to France
- Russian offensive at Jassy and Kisjinev
- US and British forces destroy German 7th Army at Falaise-Argentan Gap
- WWII: the Battle of Romania begins with a major Soviet offensive.
- WWII: 168 captured allied airmen, including Phil Lamason, accused by the Gestapo of being ''terror fliers'', arrive at Buchenwald concentration camp.
- American forces successfully defeat Nazi forces at Chambois, closing the Falaise Gap.
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