Wednesday 1 November 1944
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Woman in the Window, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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- Also see November 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Start of National Novel Writing Month
- World Vegan Day
- Mexico - The Day of the Dead
- Ireland - Samhain the traditional first day of Winter
- Algeria - National day
- Catholicism - Holy Day of Obligation, All Saints Day. Holiday in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Guatemala.
- Roman festivals - last day of the Ludi Victoriae Sullanae.
- Antigua and Barbuda - Independence Day (from Britain, 1981)
- Mike Burney: English saxophonist (Wizzard) (d. 2014).
- Kinky Friedman: American singer-songwriter and author.
- Bobby Heenan: American professional wrestling manager and commentator.
- Oscar Temaru: French-Polynesian soldier and politician President of French Polynesia.
- Rafic Hariri: Lebanese businessman and politician 60th Prime Minister of Lebanon (d. 2005).
- Zeeuws and Flanders freed
- Japanese begin launching large balloons with bombs destined for the west coast of North America. The balloons maintain a range of altitude by releasing sandbags or hydrogen automatically during their flight. The bombs are set to be released when all sandbags have been dropped.
- December 7 ampndash Delegates of 52 nations meet at the International Civil Aviation Conference in Chicago to plan for postwar international cooperation, framing the constitution of the International Civil Aviation Organization.
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- Dance With A Dolly (With a Hole In Her Stocking) - Tony Pastor & His Orchestra
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