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Monday 2 October 1944

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Peter Hobson and Vernor [Steffen] Vinge. Tall in the Saddle, directed by Edwin L. Marin, 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 Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.
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TV Series

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Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Tall in the Saddle

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: John Wayne, Ella Raines, Ward Bond

Country: United States

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Arsenic and Old Lace

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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The Canterville Ghost

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien

Country: United States

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Bathing Beauty

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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Went the Day Well?

Directed by: Cavalcanti

Starring: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people
  • World War II: Nazi troops end the Warsaw Uprising.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Smoke on the Water - Red Foley
  2. Together - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
  3. It Could Happen To You - Jo Stafford

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: General Truscott
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Van Wyck Brooks -- Oct. 2, 1944
  • Esquire

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Razor's Edge

By: W. Somerset Maugham

Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of his spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brilliant characters - his fiancée Isabel whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and ...

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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

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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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