Wednesday 5 April 1944
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell and Crispian St Peters.
Buffalo Bill, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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- Saint Geeraard
- The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
- Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
- Saint Vincent Ferrer
- Arbor Day in South Korea
- Qingming Festival in the Chinese calendar
- Mauritius: Ougadi.
- Saint Irena (d. 304)
- Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell: United States -- Sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx).
- Crispian St Peters: Rocker.
- Lord Rockley: .
- Willeke van Ammelrooy: Amsterdam, Holland -- Actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia).
- Pedro Rossello: Puerto Rican politician.
- James Buckley: CEO (Baltic Exchange).
- Peter T: King; American politician (Representative-Republican-New York).
- Nicholas Caldwell: rocker (Whispers).
- Willeke Ammelrooy: Dutch actress, well known and popular.
- Willy Planckaert: Belgian road cyclist racer, specialized in sprint. He won twice the green jersey in the Tour de France.
- Daniel Schell: Belgian musician and composer.
- Peter King: American soldier lawyer and politician
- Pedro Rosselló: Puerto Rican physician and politician 7th Governor of Puerto Rico
- 140 Lancasters bomb airplane manufacturer in Toulouse.
- World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.
- Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escape from Auschwitz-Birkenhau.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1944 ?
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- Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
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