Monday August 21, 1944

US date format: 8/21/1944, UK date format: 21/8/1944

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 1944). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Peter Weir and Jackie DeShannon. Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by Frank Capra, 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 those months?

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Arsenic and Old Lace

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Country: United States of America

El corsario negro

Directed by: Chano Urueta

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

Casanova Brown

Directed by: Sam Wood

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


Directed by: William Dieterle

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

Black Magic

Directed by: Phil Rosen

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 21, 1944?


  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held


  • Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 21, 1944?

    Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. Dance with a Dolly (With a Hole in Her Stocking) - Evelyn Knight
  2. Mills Brothers - Till Then

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States of America

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