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Saturday 21 October 1944

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Janet Ahlberg and Bruce Lipton. None But the Lonely Heart, directed by Clifford Odets, 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 Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.
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TV Series

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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

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 ?

None But the Lonely Heart

Directed by: Clifford Odets

Starring: Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, Barry Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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Ministry of Fear

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond

Country: United States

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To Have and Have Not

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan

Country: United States

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Laura

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb

Country: United States

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Tall in the Saddle

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: John Wayne, Ella Raines, Ward Bond

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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Facts:
  • Canadian troops occupy Breskens
  • During WWII, US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall
  • US troops capture Aachen, first large German city to fall.
  • The first kamikaze attack: A Japanese plane carrying a 200 kilograms (440 lb) bomb attacks HMAS Australia off Leyte Island, as the Battle of Leyte Gulf began.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. The Trolley Song - Pied Pipers
  2. Let's Sing A Song About Susie - Merry Macs

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Lauren Bacall
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General Hodges -- Oct. 16, 1944
  • Life: Formals for fall

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 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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The Green Years

By: A. J. Cronin

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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Vintage Hardcover book

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