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Sunday 20 February 1944

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Roger Knapman and Willem van. Passage to Marseille, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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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 ?

Passage to Marseille

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Michle Morgan

Country: United States

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The Uninvited

Directed by: Lewis Allen

Starring: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Captain America

Directed by: Elmer Clifton

Starring: Dick Purcell, Lorna Gray, Lionel Atwill

Country: United States

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The Fighting Sullivans

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, Selena Royle

Country: United States

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Jane Eyre

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 February 1944 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Roger Knapman: British Member of Parliament.
  • Willem van: Hanegem; Dutch soccer champion/coach (Feyenoord).
  • Lew Soloff in Brooklyn: New York, USA; rocker (Blood Sweat and Tears).
  • Robert de Cotret: Canadian politician 56th Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1999).
  • Lew Soloff: American trumpet player composer and actor (Blood Sweat & Tears and Mingus Big Band) (d. 2015).
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Facts:
  • Batman and Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers
  • US takes Eniwetok Island.
  • World War II: The ''Big Week'' began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
  • WWII:
  • The United States takes Eniwetok Island.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. David Rose & His Orchestra - Holiday For Strings
  2. Mairzy Doats - Al Trace & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Hollywood hot spot
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Harrison E. Spangler -- Feb. 14, 1944
  • Life: George Bernard Shaw

Books

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

The Green Years

By: A. J. Cronin

Book by A.j. cronin

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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

Vintage Hardcover book

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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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