Sunday 5 November 1944
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michaël Denard .
Dead or Alive, directed by Elmer Clifton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 November 1944 ?
- R.C. Saints - November 5th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bertilia
- St. Laetus
- Pope Zachary
- St. Sylvia
- St. Magnus
- St. Galation
- St. Fibitius
- St. Felix and Eusebius
- St. Elizabeth
- St. Dominator
- Ancient Latvia - the festival Katrina
- United Kingdom and New Zealand - Guy Fawkes night (also called Bonfire night; or Fireworks night): Failure of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament in 1605 is celebrated with bonfires and fireworks.
- St. Domninus
- Michaël Denard: French dancer who performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris before joining the Paris Opera in 1965.
- Alexis Carrel: French scientist, biologist and surgeon, winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in blood vessel surgery and the transplanting of organs and tissues.
- Allied troops reach Zoutelande Walcheren
- Canadian and British troops liberate Dinteloord
- German troops blow-up Heusden North Brabant city hall, 134 die
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1944 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Dance with a Dolly (With a Hole in Her Stocking) - Russ Morgan & His Orchestra
- Ella Fitzgerald & Ink Spots - Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
- Ella Fitzgerald & Ink Spots - I'm Making Believe
- How Many Hearts Have You Broken? - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
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