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Sunday 31 December 1944, NewYear’s Eve

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Taylor Hackford and Marcel Rufo. 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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Movies

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

Meet Me in St. Louis

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor

Country: United States

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The Keys of the Kingdom

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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National Velvet

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Murder, My Sweet

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley

Country: United States

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The Falcon in Hollywood

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Tom Conway, Barbara Hale, Veda Ann Borg

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Taylor Hackford: American film director and producer and noted spouse, the husband of British actress Helen Mirren.
  • Marcel Rufo: French pedopsychiatrist, author, and radio-TV presenter.
  • Neil Ross: English-American voice actor.
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Facts:
  • 48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah, USA.
  • Japanese army evacuates harbor city Akyab.
  • World War II: Hungary declares war on Nazi Germany.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. I Dream Of You (More Than You Dream I Do) - Andy Russell
  2. Frank Sinatra - White Christmas
  3. Robin Hood - Tony Pastor

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Christmas Art
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bishop Berggrav -- Dec. 25, 1944
  • Life: Fredric March

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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