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Thursday 24 August 1944

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gregory Bruce Jarvis and Gregory B Jarvis in Detroit. The Falcon in Mexico, directed by William Berke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944 On TV people were watching Missus Goes A-Shopping.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

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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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

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Gregory Peck, Tamara Toumanova, Alan Reed

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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 24 August 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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Facts:
  • Gen LeClercs troops open assault on Paris
  • WWII:
  • Liberation of Paris: The Allies enter Paris, successfully completing Operation Overlord.
  • Japanese attack the USS ''Harder''

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Stan Kenton - Eager Beaver

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Amphibious attack
  • Time: German Marshal Karl von Rundstedt and a 'Nazi snake'.
  • Life: Airborne infantry officer in Normandy

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 American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, 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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