Wednesday 9 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 Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger and Viv Prince.
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..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 9 August 1944 ?
- St. Nathy (or David)
- Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Fedlimid/Felimy
- St. Romanus Ostiarius
- St. Edith Stein
- Singapore: National Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Jean Vianney
- Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger: Dutch MP (D66).
- Viv Prince: Rocker (Pretty Things).
- Sam Elliot in California: USA; actor (Big Chill, Fatal Beauty).
- Patrick Depailler: French race car driver who participated in 95 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 2 July 1972.
- Sam Elliott: Movie Actor.
- George Armstrong: English footballer (d. 2000)
- Patricia McKissack: American soldier engineer and author
- John Simpson: English journalist and author
- 12 workers of Dutch illegal paper Trouw, executed at Camp Vught
- Smokey Bear debuts as spokeman for fire prevention
- US 79th / 90th division enter Le Mans
- Continuation war: The Vyborg : Petrozavodsk Offensive, the largest offensive launched by Soviet Union against Finland during the Second World War, ends to a strategic stalemate. Both Finnish and Soviet troops at the Finnish front dug to defensive positions, and the front remains stable until the end of the war.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1944 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Time Waits For No One - Helen Forrest
- It Had To Be You - Betty Hutton
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