Thursday 27 July 1944
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Aleksandr Ivanovich Dedkov and Joseph Collins.
The Canterville Ghost, directed by Jules Dassin, 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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Which were the important events of 27 July 1944 ?
- Maldives - Independence Day, 2nd Day
- Vietnam - Memorial Day for War Martyrs
- Ancient Latvia - Septinu Guletaju Diena held
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 10 saints: St. Pantaleon
- St. Congall
- The Seven Sleepers, Saints Maximian
- Cuba - Revolution Day, 2nd Day
- St. Luican
- Aleksandr Ivanovich Dedkov: Cosmonaut.
- Joseph Collins: American marketing specialist and CEO of American TV & Communications, a large cable company owned by Time Warner.
- Tony Capstick: English actor and singer (d. 2003).
- Bobbie Gentry: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Jean-Marie Leblanc: French cyclist and journalist.
- Barbara Thomson: English saxophonist and composer (Colosseum and New Jazz Orchestra)
- Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls: Composer, dies at 68.
- 1st British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor)
- Soviet Army frees Majdanek concentration camp
- US troops occupy le Mesnil-Herman / Hill 183 Normandy
- US regains possession of Guam from Japanese.
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