Tuesday May 23, 1944

US date format: 5/23/1944, UK date format: 23/5/1944

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 23, 1944). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Michel Garretta and 2014 Isla Vista shootings. This Happy Breed, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 23, 1944?


  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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  • Operation-Buffalo: Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead.
  • Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front.
  • Polo Grounds host first New York City night game since 1941.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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This Happy Breed

This Happy Breed

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt

Country: United States of America

Mystery Man

Mystery Man

Directed by: George Archainbaud

Starring: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jimmy Rogers, Don Costello

Ghost Catchers

Ghost Catchers

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Gloria Jean, Martha O'Driscoll

Mr. Skeffington

Mr. Skeffington

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris

Country: United States of America

Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

Directed by: Edward A. Blatt

Starring: John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Eleanor Parker

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 23, 1944?
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Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. - I'll Be Seeing You
  2. - Good Night, Wherever You Are

Days to next May 23

If May 23, 1944 is your birthday you're 76 years, 2 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 16 days.

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