Tuesday 8 August 1944
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hans van Eijk and Smokey the Bear.
The Falcon in Mexico, directed by William Berke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor 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..
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1944 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Hans van Eijk: Dutch rock guitarist (Jumping Jewels).
- Smokey the Bear: Named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin.
- John Holmes: American porno star who was reputed to have 13" of qualification and who once boasted of having sex with 14,000 women.
- Jean-Paul Kauffman: French hostage, kidnapped in Lebanon with Michel Seurat, in 1985.
- Brooke Bundy: American actress.
- Uli Derickson: Czech-American flight attendant (d. 2007)
- Michael Johnson: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer
- John Renbourn: English-Scottish guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle) (d. 2015)
- Simon Taylor: English journalist and author
- Canada / Polish troops occupy Cramesnil / Secqueville / Cintheaux / St-Aignan
- Germans raid Achterhuis, home of Anne Frank and family
- US 15th Army corp occupies Le Mans
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1944 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Time Waits For No One - Helen Forrest
- It Had To Be You - Betty Hutton
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