Wednesday 2 August 1944
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joanna Cassidy [Caskey] in Haddonfield and Nana Vasconcelos.
The Falcon in Mexico, directed by William Berke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
On TV people were watching Missus Goes A-Shopping.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1944 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Joanna Cassidy [Caskey] in Haddonfield: New Jersey, USA; actress (240 Robert).
- Nana Vasconcelos: Brazilian jazz percussionist and vocalist.
- Tony Costa: American homicide; found guilty of the murder of two women who had disappeared from Provincetown on 1/26/1969.
- Peter Stachura: Peter D. Stachura was born in Scotland of Polish emigré parents.
- Jim Capaldi: English drummer and songwriter (Traffic) (d. 2005).
- Naná Vasconcelos: Brazilian singer and berimbau player
- Amsterdam soccer team The Volewijckers plays in orange shirts
- Jewish survivors of Kovono Ghetto emerge from their bunker
- Turkey breaks diplomatic relationship with Nazi-Germany
- ASNOM: birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.
- The First Assembly of ASNOM is held in the Prohor Pchinski monastery.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1944 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
- Merry Macs - Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes
- His Rocking Horse Ran Away - Betty Hutton
- Time Waits for No One - Johnny Long & His Orchestra
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