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Wednesday 12 July 1944

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 12, 1944). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robin Squire and Delia Ephron. Mr. Winkle Goes to War, directed by Alfred E. Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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What the sky looked like on 12 July 1944

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

Mr. Winkle Goes to War

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Warrick, Ted Donaldson, Bob Haymes

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The Great Moment

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Joel McCrea, Betty Field, Harry Carey, William Demarest

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Return of the Ape Man

Directed by: Phil Rosen

Starring: Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, George Zucco, Frank Moran

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Summer Storm

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Anna Lee, Edward Everett Horton

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Double Indemnity

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 July 1944 ?

  • Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
  • Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
  • Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
  • Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Theodore Roosevelt: American political and business leader, a veteran of both the world wars, who was awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • Theresienstadt Family camp disbands, with 4,000 people gased
  • US government recognizes authority of General De Gaulle
  • Laurence Olivier's film ''Henry V'', based on Shakespeare's play, opens in London. It is the most acclaimed and the most successful movie version of a Shakespeare play made up to that time, and the first in Technicolor. Olivier both stars and directs, as Kenneth Branagh was to do over forty years later in his successful remake.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 12, 1944 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Amor - Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
  2. Louise - Russ Morgan
  3. I'll Walk Alone - Martha Tilton

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