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Monday 21 August 1944

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jackie DeShannon in Hazel and Perry Christie. The Falcon in Mexico, directed by William Berke, 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. On TV people were watching Missus Goes A-Shopping.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Canterville Ghost

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien

Country: United States

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Bathing Beauty

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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Went the Day Well?

Directed by: Cavalcanti

Starring: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor

Country: United States

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Days of Glory

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Gregory Peck, Tamara Toumanova, Alan Reed

Country: United States

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Since You Went Away

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
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Facts:
  • Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy
  • US 12nd Army corp occupies Sens
  • Dumbarton Oaks conference opens in Washington, DC; establishes United Nations.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Stan Kenton - Eager Beaver

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Amphibious attack
  • Time: German Marshal Karl von Rundstedt and a 'Nazi snake'.
  • Life: Airborne infantry officer in Normandy

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 Green Years

By: A. J. Cronin

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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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Forever Amber

By: Kathleen Winsor

Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the ...

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