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Wednesday 20 December 1944

1944-12-20

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Keys of the Kingdom

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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National Velvet

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Murder, My Sweet

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley

Country: United States

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The Falcon in Hollywood

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Tom Conway, Barbara Hale, Veda Ann Borg

Country: United States

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I'll Be Seeing You

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The World in Your Home

Country: United States

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Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Archbishop De Young and Bishop Huibers condemn black market
  • Battle of Bastogne, Nazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!)
  • Bishop forbids membership in non Catholic unions
  • Terence Rattigans O Mistress Mine, premieres in London
  • WASPs are disbanded.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Bing Crosby - White Christmas

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Fredric March
  • Time: Chinese Foreign Minister Tse-veng Soong, brother of Gen. Chiang Kai-Shek.
  • Life: Judy Garland

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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