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Sunday 17 September 1944

1944-09-17

It was Sunday, 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 17 September 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Les Emmerson: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Five Man Electrical Band).
  • Carol Tavris: American social psychologist and author known for works exploring the themes of critical thinking, feminism and criticism of pseudoscience.
  • Mary Lou Crocker: LPGA golfer.
  • Reinhold Messner: Italian pioneer adventurer and film maker, leader of an expedition to climb the Mt.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Kussin: German General Major / commanding Arnhem, dies in battle.
Facts:
  • British Premier Winston Churchill travels to US
  • Dutch begin railroad strike against German occupiers
  • Operation Market Garden: British airborne division lands Arnhem Neth
  • British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery launches Operation Market Garden, with 14 divisions. Nearly 2000 American CG-4A and 700 British Horga and Hamilcar gliders are launched from southern England, carrying the British 2nd Army and the US 101st Airborne Division. They land along 60 miles of road in Holland, leading into Germany. The objective is to capture bridges at Grave, Nijmegen, and Arnhem over the Rhine river.
  • World War II: Allied Airborne troops parachute into the Netherlands as the ''Market'' half of Operation Market Garden.

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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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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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