Tuesday 21 March 1944
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Henrik Colding-Jorgensen and Jamary Oliveira.
The Falcon Out West, directed by William Clemens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 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 21 March 1944 ?
- Blessed Clementia of Hohenberg
- World Poetry Day - by UNESCO.
- St. Nicholas of Flue
- Astrology: First day of star sign Aries.
- China: Chunfen.
- Harmony Day in Australia.
- World Down Syndrome Day
- Earth Day.
- Ostara - Neopagan festival of Ostara.
- Bah�'f Faith - End of the 19-day sunrise-to-sunset.fast.
- Saints Philemon and Domnin
- The third day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- Iranian New Year's Day (Norouz): (also celebrated in many other countries of Asia) Iranian calendar.
- Traditional date of vernal equinox, used for reckoning Easter. The real equinox usually occurs one day earlier.
- South Africa: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
- Benito Ju�rez Day, a Fiesta Patria in Mexico.
- Namibia: Independence Day.
- Japan: Vernal Equinox Day (public holiday).
- Egypt: Mother's Day
- New Year of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Henrik Colding-Jorgensen: Composer.
- Jamary Oliveira: Composer.
- Charles Edward Greene in Pine Bluff: Arkansas, USA; 4x100 metre runner (Olympics-gold-1968).
- Marie-Christine Barrault: French actress on stage, film and television, daughter of Max Barrault (Jean-Louis Brother), she was nominated for her role in "Cousin, Cousine" in 1976.
- Timothy Dalton: Movie Actor.
- Janet Daley: American-English journalist and author
- Hideki Ishima: Japanese guitarist (Flower Travellin' Band)
- Mike Jackson: English general
- David Lindley: American guitarist songwriter and producer (Kaleidoscope)
- Gaye Adegbalola: American singer and guitarist (Saffire The Uppity Blues Women)
- Gen Eisenhower postpones S France invasion until after Normandy
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Top #1 songs in the USA
- It's Love-Love-Love - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
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