Friday 4 August 1944
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Falcon in Mexico, directed by William Berke, 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 4 August 1944 ?
- Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
- El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
- Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
- Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
- St. Luanus/Lugid
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests
- St. Dominic
- Amjad Amjad: Pakistani poet screenwriter and songwriter.
- Orhan Gencebay: Turkish singer-songwriter producer and actor.
- Allan McCollum: American sculptor and academic.
- Doudou Ndoye: Senegalese lawyer and politician.
- Richard Belzer: American actor who began his career as a comedian and became best known for his role as Detective John Munch on the television series "Homicide: Life on the Streets.
- Edward Forry: American journalist and publisher, Forry founded, owns and operates local newspapers in the Boston, MA area.
- Doudou Ndoye?: Senegalese lawyer and politician
- Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by Nazis
- British 8th army reaches suburbs of Florence Italy
- The Holocaust: a tip from a Dutch informer leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others.
- WWII: Over 500 Japanese prisoners-of-war attempt a mass breakout from the Cowra POW Camp.
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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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