Tuesday 11 January 1944
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include York Georg Holler and Mohammed Abed Elhai.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, directed by Arthur Lubin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching At Home.
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Which were the important events of 11 January 1944 ?
- Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
- Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
- Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
- Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Nepal - Unity Day.
- Albania - Republic Day (1946).
- York Georg Holler: Composer.
- Mohammed Abed Elhai: Sudanese writer and academic (d. 1989).
- Mary Sullivan: American homicide victim, long believed to be the last victim of Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo.
- Mohammed Abdul-Hayy: Sudanese poet and academic (d. 1989).
- Shibu Soren: Indian politician 3rd Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
- Crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established.
- US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposes a Second Bill of Rights for social and economic security in his State of the Union address
- Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp established.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1944 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Star Eyes - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra
- My Ideal - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra
- Speak Low (When You Speak, Love) - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
- Victory Polka - Bing Crosby & Andrews Sisters
- Kay Armen - The Dreamer
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