Sunday 14 May 1944
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Francesca Annis and George Lucas in Modesto.
The Scarlet Claw, directed by Roy William Neill, 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 14 May 1944 ?
- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
- Francesca Annis: London, England -- Actress (Madame Bovary, Dune).
- George Lucas in Modesto: California, USA; director (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark).
- Troy Shondell: rocker (Many Sides of Troy Shondell).
- Richard Blair: British engineer and noted family member, the son of writer George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) and his first wife Eileen O'Shaughnessy, adopted by them in June 1944.
- George Lucas: American director, writer, producer and film genius.
- Jean-Louis Prevost: French business leader, the Acting President at Agence France Presse.
- Jeanne-Marie Prefaut: French mother of an autistic daughter, Sophie. A former teacher, she had married Christian on 3/19/1962 and given birth to Sophie on 2/25/1971. Sophie was an autistic child and required continual care. There was practically no structure in France for autistic children and the doctors are unable to care for them. In cases of severe crisis the children are confined in psychiatric wards. Jeanne-Marie had promised to her daughter that this would never happen.
- Gene Cornish: Ottawa, Ontario -- Rock bassist / vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals)
- British troops occupy Kohima.
- 91 German bombers harass Bristol, England.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1944 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Bing Crosby - Swinging On A Star
- Long Ago (And Far Away) - Jo Stafford
- Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet - Ella Mae Morse
- I'll Walk Alone - Louis Prima
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