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Thursday 21 September 1944

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Susan Maureen Fleetwood and Fannie Flagg in Birmingham. Thunder Rock, directed by Roy Boulting, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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 ?

Arsenic and Old Lace

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 September 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • Mabon - Neopagan festival of Mabon
  • International Day of Peace of the United Nations, as propagated by Peace One Day
  • In ancient Greece, the eighth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the secret rites in the Telesterion finish and the feast, Pannychis, begins.
  • Philippines - Thanksgiving Day
  • Independence Day in Malta (1964), Belize (1981) & Armenia (1991)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Susan Maureen Fleetwood: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Actress (Krays, Sacrifice).
  • Fannie Flagg in Birmingham: Alabama, USA; actress/comediene (Candid Camera).
  • Matt Aitch: American athlete, played pro basketball for one year in 1967.
  • Marc Fiévet: French spy who worked in customs, best known for his undercover activities that brought down a major drug trafficking mafia.
  • Susan Fleetwood: British stage, film and television actress, best known as a star of the classical theatre companies of England.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Last British paratroopers at bridge of Arnhem surrenders

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes - It Had To Be You
  2. And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra (Vocal Anita O'Day)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Governor Dewey
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General Crerar -- Sep. 18, 1944
  • Life: Captured Nazis

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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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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