Thursday 1 June 1944
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Colin Blakemore and Robert Powell.
Days of Glory, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Samoa - Independence Day 1962.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
- Children's Day in some countries.
- Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Anglican).
- Kenya Madaraka Day 1963.
- Tunisia - Constitution Day / Victory Day 1959.
- The Ascension in Eastern Christianity.
- Nirvana of Buddhists.
- Colin Blakemore: English neurobiologist and academic.
- Robert Powell: England, United Kingdom -- Actor (Jigsaw Man, Shaka Zulu, Secrets).
- Gen Montgomery / Patton / Bradley / Dempsey / Crerar meet in Portsmouth
- Nazi occupiers make it punishable to give aid to allied pilots
- WWII: The BBC transmits a coded message (the first line of the poem quotChanson d'automnequot by Paul Verlaine) to the French Resistance, warning that the invasion of Europe is imminent.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1944 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- I'll Be Seeing You - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (Vocal Frank Sinatra)
- Good Night, Wherever You Are - Russ Morgan & His Orchestra
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