Sunday 5 November 1944
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Dead or Alive, directed by Elmer Clifton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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Which were the important events of 5 November 1944 ?
- R.C. Saints - November 5th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bertilia
- St. Laetus
- Pope Zachary
- St. Sylvia
- St. Magnus
- St. Galation
- St. Fibitius
- St. Felix and Eusebius
- St. Elizabeth
- St. Dominator
- Ancient Latvia - the festival Katrina
- United Kingdom and New Zealand - Guy Fawkes night (also called Bonfire night; or Fireworks night): Failure of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament in 1605 is celebrated with bonfires and fireworks.
- St. Domninus
- Michaël Denard: French dancer who performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris before joining the Paris Opera in 1965.
- Alexis Carrel: French scientist, biologist and surgeon, winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in blood vessel surgery and the transplanting of organs and tissues.
- Allied troops reach Zoutelande Walcheren
- Canadian and British troops liberate Dinteloord
- German troops blow-up Heusden North Brabant city hall, 134 die
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1944 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Ella Fitzgerald & Ink Spots - Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
- Ella Fitzgerald & Ink Spots - I'm Making Believe
- Dance with a Dolly (With a Hole in Her Stocking) - Russ Morgan & His Orchestra
- How Many Hearts Have You Broken? - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
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