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Friday 22 December 1944

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Guido De Angelis and Mary Archer. The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944 On TV people were watching The World in Your Home.
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 ?

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 22 December 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium
  • Sub Swordfish departs Pearl Harbor for Japan
  • World War II: Battle of the Bulge : German troops demand the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply by General Anthony McAuliffe: ''Nuts!''
  • WWII: The Bulge reaches its deepest point at Celles.
  • The first complete U.S. production of Tchaikovsky's ballet ''The Nutcracker'' is presented in San Francisco, choreographed by William Christensen. It will become an annual tradition there, and for the next ten years, the San Francisco Ballet will be the only ballet company in the United States performing the complete work, until George Balanchine premieres his version in New York in 1954.

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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 ?

The Green Years

By: A. J. Cronin

Book by A.j. cronin

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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 Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Vintage Hardcover book

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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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