Wednesday 25 October 1944
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kathy "Taffy" and Kati Kovacs.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
On TV people were watching Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 October 1944 ?
- Day of the Romanian Army
- Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
- Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
- Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispian; Six Welsh martyrs and companions; forty martyrs of England and Wales
- Kazakhstan - Republic Day
- Kathy "Taffy": Danoff in Washington DC; vocalist (Starland Vocal Band).
- Kati Kovacs: Hungarian singer.
- Mary Glass: American pro astrologer, President of the Baltimore chapter of NCGR and active supporter of AFAN since its inception.
- Fred Housego: Scottish actor who appeared in "Mastermind" in 1980 after first working as a taxi driver.
- Azizan Razak: Malaysian politician 10th Menteri Besar of Kedah (d. 2013).
- Jon Anderson: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Yes Jon and Vangelis Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe and The Warriors)
- James Carville: American political strategist and commentator
- Ron Coote: Australian rugby player and businessman
- Kati Kovács: Hungarian singer-songwriter and actress
- Fake Krist: Nazi collaborator, killed.
- Battle at Samar-island
- Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed
- Gas output stopped in Amsterdam
- The USS Tang under Richard O'Kane (the top American submarine captain of World War II) is sunk by the ship's own malfunctioning torpedo.
- Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich.
- Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, takes place in and around the Philippines between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Third and U.S. Seventh Fleets.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1944 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- The Trolley Song - Pied Pipers
- Let's Sing A Song About Susie - Merry Macs
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