Friday 28 April 1944
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Going My Way, directed by Leo McCarey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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Which were the important events of 28 April 1944 ?
- Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
- National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
- Peter Chanel
- Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
- Saints Vitalis and Valeria
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Theodora and Didymus
- World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which developed from the Canadian observance.
- National Day of Mourning in Canada to commemorate workers killed, injured, or suffering illness due to occupational hazards and accidents.
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Jam�l (Beauty) - First day of the third month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Roman Empire - first day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- J Bedell: American businessman in marketing and public relations.
- Elizabeth LeCompte: American director and producer.
- Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe: Belgian politician 10th Minister-President of the Walloon Region.
- Alice Waters: American chef and author.
- Mohammed Alim Khan: the last Emir of the Emirate of Bukhara (Born 1880).
- Exercise Tiger ends with 750 US soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats
- Stalin meets Polish / US priest S Orlemanski
- Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 US soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats.
- World War II: Nine German S-boots attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.
- WWII: 749 American troops are killed in Exercise Tiger at Start Bay, Devon, England.
- May ndash ''No Exit'' published by Jean-Paul Sartre.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1944 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Bing Crosby - I'll Be Seeing You
- Besame Mucho - Andy Russell
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