Thursday 22 June 1944
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Klaus Maria Brandauer and Michael Obst.
Bathing Beauty, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 22 June 1944 ?
- Klaus Maria Brandauer: Austria -- Actor (Mephisto, Out of Africa).
- Michael Obst: German FR, coxsman (1960 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Steve Weber: Guitarist (Rounders-Holy "Boobs" Modal).
- Peter Asher in London: England; singer (Peter and Gordon - "World Without Love").
- Pierre Goldman: French left-wing intellectual who was convicted of several robberies and mysteriously assassinated on 20 September 1979 in Paris.
- Peter Asher: English singer guitarist and producer (Peter and Gordon)
- Klaus Brandauer: Austrian actor and director
- Helmut Dietl: German director producer and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Boston Brave Jim Tobin 2nd no-hitter of yr beats Phils, 7-0 in 5 inn
- British 14th army frees Imphal Assam
- Longest shut-out in Philadelphia Phillies history; Philadelphia Phillies beat Boston Braves 1-0 in 15 innings.
- Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre.
- U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
- Burma Campaign: The Battle of Kohima ends in a British victory.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1944 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Straighten Up And Fly Right - Andrews Sisters
- Arsenic And Old Lace - Jerry Jerome
- Behind Those Swinging Doors - Spike Jones
- She Broke My Heart In Three Places - Hoosier Hot Shots
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