Thursday 2 November 1944
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jeffrey Alan Hoffman and Liesel Westermann.
Dead or Alive, directed by Elmer Clifton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 November 1944 ?
- Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
- Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
- USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
- Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
- Mexico and the United States - Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of dead ancestors.
- Jeffrey Alan Hoffman: Brooklyn, New York -- PhD / Astronaut (STS 51-D, 35, 46, 61, 75).
- Liesel Westermann: German FR, discus thrower (1968 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Patrice Chereau: French director, actor and producer.
- Jeffrey A Hoffman in Brooklyn New York USA PhD/astronaut (STS 51-D 35 sk: 46).
- Patrice Chéreau: French screen actor, and opera, stage, and film director ("La Reine Margot"), considered to be the most talented director of his generation; awarded three Molière comparable to the American Oscars) in 1989, 1992 and 1996.
- Keith Emerson: British musician with more energy than one person can contain. He plays two electric guitars at once, plus the moog, piano and other sound devices. Emerson was a founding member of the superlative rock group "Emerson, Lake and Palmer," which played a debut on 8/25/1970 and made their first appearance in New York in May 1971.
- Michael Buffer: American ring announcer and actor
- Thomas Midgley: Jr.
- Auschwitz begins gassing inmates
- Canadian troops occupy Knokke
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1944 ?
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- Dance With A Dolly (With a Hole In Her Stocking) - Tony Pastor & His Orchestra
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