Friday 25 August 1944
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anthony Heald and Pat Martino.
Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by Frank Capra, 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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- Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
- RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
- Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
- Philippines - National Heroes' Day.
- Anthony Heald: New Rochelle, New York -- Actor (Orphans, Silence of Lambs).
- Pat Martino
- Sherley Anne Williams: US literary (Dessa Rose).
- Conrad Black: Canadian historian and author.
- Jacques Demers: Canadian ice hockey player coach and politician.
- Andrew Longmore: English lawyer and judge.
- France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame
- Paris liberated from Nazi occupation (Freedom Tuesday)
- US 12nd Army corp reaches Troyes
- World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
- Maillé massacre: Massacre of 129 civilians (70% women and children) by the Gestapo at Maillé, Indre-et-Loire.
- Hungary decides to continue the war together with Germany.
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