Sunday 23 April 1944
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Niklaus Schilling and Sandra Dee [Alexandra Zuck] in Bayonne.
Two Girls and a Sailor, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Green Years by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 23 April 1944 ?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Niklaus Schilling: Basel, Germany -- Director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold).
- Sandra Dee [Alexandra Zuck] in Bayonne: New Jersey, USA; actress (Gidget, A Summer Place, Tammy and the Doctor, Imitation of Life).
- Jean-François Stévenin: French actor who has appeared in 150 films and television shows since 1968.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1944 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Bing Crosby - I'll Be Seeing You
- Besame Mucho - Andy Russell
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