Friday 21 July 1944


It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Canterville Ghost, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Directed by: Jules Dassin

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

Country: United States

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Bathing Beauty

Bathing Beauty

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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Went the Day Well?

Went the Day Well?

Directed by: Cavalcanti

Starring: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor

Country: United States

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Days of Glory

Days of Glory

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Gregory Peck, Tamara Toumanova, Alan Reed

Country: United States

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Since You Went Away

Since You Went Away

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 July 1944 ?

  • St. Zoticus
  • St. Victor of Marseilles
  • St. Barhadbesciabus
  • St. Arbogastus
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tony Scott: Director (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder).
  • John Mills: Ghanaian lawyer and politician 3rd President of Ghana (d. 2012).
  • Buchi Emecheta: Nigerian / English writer (Price of Bride).
  • Paul Wellstone: American academic and politician (d. 2002).
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Famous Deaths:
  • British Premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery
  • General Koiso becomes Premier of Japan
  • US forces land on Guam to get rid of Japanese invaders
  • Von Kluge warns Hitler of impending collapse of front in Normandy
  • American forces recapture Guam.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. I'll Walk Alone - Martha Tilton
  2. Amor - Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
  3. Louise - Russ Morgan

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle
  • Life: Peasant look fashions
  • Esquire


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

Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith

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

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

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny-candy connoisseur, and adroit observer of human nature, has much to ponder in colorful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother, and an aunt who gives her love too ...

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Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor

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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