Tuesday 26 December 1944
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include William Ayers and Jane Lapotaire.
Meet Me in St. Louis, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
On TV people were watching La piste aux étoiles (1945 TV Series).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 December 1944 ?
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Kwanzaa
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
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- Budapest surrounded by Soviet army.
- Battle of Bastogne-US General Patton's 4th Pantzers repulse the Germans.
- World War II: Patton's Third Army breaks the encirclement of surrounded U.S. forces at Bastogne, Belgium.
- Tennessee Williams' play Glass Menagerie premieres in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1944 ?
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- Let Me Love You - Charlie Spivak
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