Tuesday 20 June 1944
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dave Nelson and Terry Funk.
Bathing Beauty, directed by George Sidney, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 June 1944 ?
- American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
- West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
- Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
- UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
- Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
- Roman Empire ? Festival in honor of Summanus.
- Day of The Royal Victorian Order.
- Dave Nelson: Baseball player.
- Terry Funk: Hammond, Indiana -- Pro wrestler (WWF / NWA) / actor (Paradise Alley).
- John McCook: American actor, of "Bold and the Beautiful" fame, married to noted actress/dancer Juliet Prowse for five years.
- Cheryl Holdridge: American actress (d. 2009).
- David Roper: English actor.
- Congress charters Central Intelligence Agency
- Heavy storm hits the Channel
- Nazi begin mass extermination of Jews at Auschwitz
- Soviet forces conquer Wiborg
- US attacks Japanese fleet in Philippines Sea
- US troops occupy Biak
- World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the ''Great Marianas Turkey Shoot''.
- Continuation war: Soviet Union demands for an unconditional surrender from Finland during the beginning of partially successful Vyborg : Petrozavodsk Offensive. Finnish government declines the demand.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1944 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Straighten Up And Fly Right - Andrews Sisters
- Arsenic And Old Lace - Jerry Jerome
- Behind Those Swinging Doors - Spike Jones
- She Broke My Heart In Three Places - Hoosier Hot Shots
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