Sunday 6 August 1944
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Burt Blanca and André Grimaldi.
The Falcon in Mexico, directed by William Berke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 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 6 August 1944 ?
- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
- Burt Blanca
- André Grimaldi: French endocrinologist who is Director of the Diabetology Department at the Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France.
- Inday Badiday: Filipina journalist and television personality (d. 2003).
- Michael Mingos: English chemist and academic.
- Martin Wharton: English bishop.
- All 1,200 Jewish death marchers from Lipcani Moldavia have died
- Anti-German attack at Avranches fails
- US 20th Army corp under general Walker occupies Nantes
- Deportation of 70,000 Jews from Lodz, Poland to Auschwitz begins.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1944 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- It Had To Be You - Betty Hutton
- Time Waits For No One - Helen Forrest
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