Tuesday 1 August 1944
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Elske Terveld and Yuri Viktorovich Romanenko.
The Falcon in Mexico, directed by William Berke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Missus Goes A-Shopping.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 August 1944 ?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Elske Terveld: Dutch Undersecretary Social Affairs (PvdA).
- Yuri Viktorovich Romanenko: USSR -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, 38, TM-2).
- Dmitry Filippov: Russian banker and politician (d. 1998).
- Andrew Vajna: Hungarian-American film producer.
- Manuel L Quezon: First President of the Philippine Commonwealth (Born 1878).
- Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st black congressman from East
- General Montgomery takes command of 12th and 21st army
- US 90th division occupies St. Hilaire-du-Harcourt
- US troops enter Tessy-sur-Vir
- Anne Frank makes the last entry in her diary.
- Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
- WWII: The Warsaw Uprising begins.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1944 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Time Waits for No One - Johnny Long & His Orchestra
- Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
- Merry Macs - Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes
- His Rocking Horse Ran Away - Betty Hutton
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