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Wednesday 26 January 1944

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Angela Davis and Louis Gallois. Phantom Lady, directed by Robert Siodmak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944 On TV people were watching At Home.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Phantom Lady

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis

Country: United States

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The Fighting Seabees

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Dennis O'Keefe

Country: United States

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey

Country: United States

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Lifeboat

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak

Country: United States

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The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

At Home

Starring: Patquita Anderson

Country: United States

Will You Remember?

Starring: Vera Massey

Country: United States

Mr. Jones and His Neighbors

Starring: Yul Brynner

Country: United States

At Home

Starring: Patquita Anderson

Country: United States

Will You Remember?

Starring: Vera Massey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 January 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
  • Saint Alberic
Famous Birthdays:
  • Angela Davis: American philosophy professor and radical activist, in 1970 one of the six women out of 142 people who have been on America's Most Wanted list.
  • Louis Gallois: French businessman.
  • Roberta Giusti: Italian television announcer and television host, who died in Rome on 21 February 1986.
  • Denise Rich: American socialite and diva from her Manhattan to Aspen, Colorado headquarters.
  • Jerry Sandusky: American football player and coach.
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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. My Shining Hour - Glen Gray & Casa Loma Orchestra
  2. Tommy Dorsey & Jo Stafford & Pied Pipers - Embraceable You

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Margaret Sullavan
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jimmy Durante -- Jan. 24, 1944
  • Life: Historian Charles Beard

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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