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Monday 15 May 1944

1944-05-15

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Scarlet Claw, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Scarlet Claw

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gerald Hamer

Country: United States

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The White Cliffs of Dover

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall

Country: United States

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Once Upon a Time

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Starring: Cary Grant, Janet Blair, James Gleason

Country: United States

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Going My Way

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh

Country: United States

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Gaslight

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

At Home

Starring: Patquita Anderson

Country: United States

Will You Remember?

Starring: Vera Massey

Country: United States

Mr. Jones and His Neighbors

Starring: Yul Brynner

Country: United States

At Home

Starring: Patquita Anderson

Country: United States

Will You Remember?

Starring: Vera Massey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 May 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
  • International conscientious objectors' day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bill Alter: American police officer and politician.
  • Ulrich Beck: German sociologist and academic (d. 2015).
  • Miruts Yifter: Ethiopia -- 5K / 10K runner (1980 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Tich: Rocker.
  • Pierre Trentin: French track cyclist racer, twice Olympic champion in 1968 (individual 1km time trial and tandem with Daniel Morelon) and winner of a bronze medal at the 1964 Olympics on the 1km.
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Facts:
  • Eisenhower, Montgomery, Churchill and George VI discuss D-Day plan
  • Dwight Eisenhower, Bernard Montgomery, Winston Churchill and King George VI discuss D-Day plan.
  • Cincinnati Reds' Clyde Shoun no-hits Boston Braves, 1-0.
  • 14,000 Jews of Munkacs, Hungary deported to Auschwitz.
  • Sergei Aleksi becomes guardian of Patriarch Throne.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1944 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Bing Crosby - Swinging On A Star
  2. Long Ago (And Far Away) - Jo Stafford
  3. Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet - Ella Mae Morse
  4. I'll Walk Alone - Louis Prima

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1944?

  • Life: General Montgomery
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dr. Alexander Fleming -- May 15, 1944
  • Life: Hattie Carnegie suit in fashion

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Strange Fruit

By: Lillian Smith

When it was first published in 1944, this novel sparked immediate controversy and became a huge bestseller. It captured with devastating accuracy the deep-seated racial conflicts of a tightly knit southern town.

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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

A Roman soldier, Marcellus, wins Christ's robe as a gambling prize. He then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene's robe-a quest that reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity and is set ...

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and ...

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Forever Amber

By: Kathleen Winsor

Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the ...

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