Saturday 26 August 1944
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1944 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Stephen Greif: English actor.
- Alan Parker: English guitarist and songwriter (Blue Mink).
- Judith Rees: English geographer and academic.
- Maureen Tucker: American singer-songwriter and drummer (The Velvet Underground and Half Japanese).
- Richard : The youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary.
- Prince Richard: Duke of Gloucester, British prince
- Richard A W G: English Prince / Duke of Gloucester
- Patrick Devedjian: French politician of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party. A close adviser of Nicolas Sarkozy since the 1990s, he was Minister under the Prime Minister in charge of the Implementation of the Recovery Plan, a special ministerial post created for two years after the global financial crisis of 2008, since December 2008. He is of Armenian descent.
- Bulgaria announces withdrawal and German troops are to be disarmed
- US 12nd Army Corps crosses river Seine East of Paris
- World War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1944 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Dance with a Dolly (With a Hole in Her Stocking) - Evelyn Knight
- Mills Brothers - Till Then
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