Saturday June 17, 1944

US date format: 6/17/1944, UK date format: 17/6/1944

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 17, 1944). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Jacotte Chollet and Jean-Luc Moreau (director). The Mask of Dimitrios, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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The Mask of Dimitrios

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson

The Yellow Rose of Texas

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Grant Withers

Days of Glory

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Gregory Peck, Tamara Toumanova, Alan Reed, Maria Palmer

Country: United States of America


Directed by: Steve Sekely

Starring: John Carradine, J. Carrol Naish, Maris Wrixon, Edwin Maxwell

This Happy Breed

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 17, 1944?


  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.


  • Hitler secretly meets with von Rundstedt in Marjival Soissons
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of June 17, 1944?

    Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. She Broke My Heart In Three Places - Hoosier Hot Shots
  2. Straighten Up And Fly Right - Andrews Sisters
  3. Arsenic And Old Lace - Jerry Jerome
  4. Behind Those Swinging Doors - Spike Jones

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