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Tuesday 16 May 1944

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Danny Trejo and Billy Cobham. The Scarlet Claw, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944 while A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

At Home

Starring: Patquita Anderson

Country: United States

Will You Remember?

Starring: Vera Massey

Country: United States

At Home

Starring: Patquita Anderson

Country: United States

Will You Remember?

Starring: Vera Massey

Country: United States

Mr. Jones and His Neighbors

Starring: Yul Brynner

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Scarlet Claw

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gerald Hamer

Country: United States

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The White Cliffs of Dover

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall

Country: United States

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Once Upon a Time

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Starring: Cary Grant, Janet Blair, James Gleason

Country: United States

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Going My Way

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh

Country: United States

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Gaslight

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Danny Trejo: American actor.
  • Billy Cobham: Panamanian-American drummer composer and bandleader (Mahavishnu Orchestra Jazz Is Dead and Bobby and the Midnites).
  • Antal Nagy: Hungarian footballer.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz
  • Military police attack gypsies

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Bing Crosby - Swinging On A Star
  2. Long Ago (And Far Away) - Jo Stafford
  3. Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet - Ella Mae Morse
  4. I'll Walk Alone - Louis Prima

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1944?

  • Life: General Montgomery
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dr. Alexander Fleming -- May 15, 1944
  • Life: Hattie Carnegie suit in fashion

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and ...

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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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Strange Fruit

By: Lillian Smith

When it was first published in 1944, this novel sparked immediate controversy and became a huge bestseller. It captured with devastating accuracy the deep-seated racial conflicts of a tightly knit southern town.

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The Razor's Edge

By: W. Somerset Maugham

Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of his spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brilliant characters - his fiancée Isabel whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and ...

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