Friday 26 May 1944
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Verden "Phally" and Phil Edmonston.
Since You Went Away, directed by John Cromwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
- Verden "Phally": Allen; keyboardist (Mott the Hoople).
- Phil Edmonston: American-Canadian journalist and politician.
- Jan Kinder: Norwegian ice hockey player (d. 2013).
- Sam Posey: American race car driver, TV commentator and author.
- Christian Wirth: German military, an SS Major and head of the death camps organization in Poland 1942-1943.
- US 82nd Airborne division D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste MFre Eglise.
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