Saturday July 01, 1944

US date format: 7/1/1944, UK date format: 1/7/1944

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 1, 1944). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Sophie Darel and Lew Rockwell. Double Indemnity, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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Historical Events

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  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
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  • 2500+ killed in London / SE England by German flying bombs
  • Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to Colonel
  • General Eisenhower visits front in Normandy
  • Von Rundstedt against Keitel: Signs peace, idiots!
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Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Country: United States of America

The Hairy Ape

The Hairy Ape

Directed by: Alfred Santell

Starring: William Bendix, Susan Hayward, John Loder, Dorothy Comingore

Trigger Trail

Trigger Trail

Directed by: Lewis D. Collins

Starring: Rod Cameron, Fuzzy Knight, Eddie Dew, Vivian Austin

Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Simone Simon, James Ellison, William Terry, Minna Gombell

Christmas Holiday

Christmas Holiday

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Richard Whorf, Dean Harens

Days to next July 01

If July 01, 1944 is your birthday you're 76 years, 1 month, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 24 days.

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