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Wednesday 16 August 1944

US date format: 8/16/1944, UK date format: 16/8/1944

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1944). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Vittorio Zucconi and Moustique (singer). El corsario negro, directed by Chano Urueta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944 On TV people were watching Missus Goes A-Shopping.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

El corsario negro

Directed by: Chano Urueta

Starring: Pedro Armendáriz, June Marlowe, María Luisa Zea, Antonio Díaz

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Casanova Brown

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Frank Morgan, Anita Louise

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Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, James Craig, Edward Arnold

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Black Magic

Directed by: Phil Rosen

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Frances Chan, Joseph Crehan

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They Came to a City

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: John Clements, Googie Withers, Raymond Huntley, Renee Gadd

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Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Famous Deaths:
  • 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy
  • Chartres freed
  • Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
  • US 15th Army corp reaches Eure, surrounds Dreux
  • First flight of the Junkers Ju 287.

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