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Thursday 21 December 1944

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jared Martin in New York City and Michael Tilson Thomas in Los Angeles. The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944 while Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The World in Your Home.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The World in Your Home

Country: United States

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Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Keys of the Kingdom

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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National Velvet

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Murder, My Sweet

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley

Country: United States

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The Falcon in Hollywood

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Tom Conway, Barbara Hale, Veda Ann Borg

Country: United States

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I'll Be Seeing You

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jared Martin in New York City: New York, USA; actor (Varian - Fantastic Voyage, Dusty - Dallas).
  • Michael Tilson Thomas in Los Angeles: California, USA; conductor (New York Philharmonic for Young People).
  • Michael Thomas: American director and conductor of the Boston Symphony from the age of 26, who started playing piano by ear at the age of five, and became a pianist with the great orchestras, achieving assistant conductor status by age 25.
  • Bill Atkinson: English footballer and referee (d. 2013).
  • Zheng Xiaoyu: director of the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China (Born 1944).
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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Bing Crosby - White Christmas

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Fredric March
  • Time: Chinese Foreign Minister Tse-veng Soong, brother of Gen. Chiang Kai-Shek.
  • Life: Judy Garland

Books

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

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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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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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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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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