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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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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

At Home

Starring: Patquita Anderson

Country: United States

Will You Remember?

Starring: Vera Massey

Country: United States

At Home

Starring: Patquita Anderson

Country: United States

Will You Remember?

Starring: Vera Massey

Country: United States

Mr. Jones and His Neighbors

Starring: Yul Brynner

Country: United States

Movies

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

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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Since You Went Away

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States

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Mr. Skeffington

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 June 1944 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • 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.
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Facts:
  • 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.

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Straighten Up And Fly Right - Andrews Sisters
  2. Arsenic And Old Lace - Jerry Jerome
  3. Behind Those Swinging Doors - Spike Jones
  4. She Broke My Heart In Three Places - Hoosier Hot Shots

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: General Eisenhower
  • Time: General Dwight D. Eisenhower and his D-Day command
  • Life: Bombs over Europe

Books

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

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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The Green Years

By: A. J. Cronin

Book 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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