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Saturday 16 September 1944

1944-09-16

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Thunder Rock, directed by Roy Boulting, 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 months ?

Thunder Rock

Directed by: Roy Boulting

Starring: Michael Redgrave, James Mason, Barbara Mullen

Country: United States

Arsenic and Old Lace

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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The Falcon in Mexico

Directed by: William Berke

Starring: Tom Conway, Mona Maris, Martha Vickers

Country: United States

The Canterville Ghost

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien

Country: United States

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Bathing Beauty

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 September 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
  • Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Winston Grennan: Jamaican drummer (Kid Creole and the Coconuts and Toots and the Maytals) (d. 2000).
  • Ard Schenk: Dutch ice-skater.
  • Betty Kelly: Detroit, Michigan -- Rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas).
  • Chuck Brinkman: American baseball player, a right-handed catcher who played with the Chicago White Sox between 1969 and 1974, and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1974.
  • Linda Henning: American film actress, TV actress and ballerina who played in minor roles.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gustav Bauer: German journalist and politician 11th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944).
Facts:
  • Adolf Hitler meets with military advisors at Wolfsschanze in East Prussia. Hitler announces he will launch an offensive through the Ardennes, with objective being Antwerp, Belgium. The idea is to isolate the British, Canadian, and two American armies in the north, and force their surrender. The reduced strength of the US might then cause them to make peace, fearful of communist Soviet Union.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes - It Had To Be You
  2. And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra (Vocal Anita O'Day)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Captured Nazis
  • Time: Plane manufacturer Leroy Randle Grumman
  • Life: Secretary of State Hull

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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