Monday 23 October 1944
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Warren Burton and Jim Rittwage.
None But the Lonely Heart, directed by Clifford Odets, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.
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- Chemistry: Mole Day
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
- Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
- Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
- French Republican Calendar - CTleri (Celery) Day, second day in the Month of Brumaire
- Warren Burton: Chicago, Illinois -- Actor (Jason Dunlap-Another World.
- Jim Rittwage: American baseball player, a right-handed pitcher who played eight games with the Cleveland Indians in September 1970.
- Mike Harding: English singer-songwriter and comedian.
- 1st Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam
- Gulf of Leyte battle begin
- Soviet army invades Hungary.
- WWII: Medal of Honor winning submarine ace Richard O'Kane becomes a prisoner of war when ''Tang'' is sunk in the Formosa Strait.
- Florence Foster Jenkins gives a recital in Carnegie Hall.
- WWII: The Red Army liberates Kirkenes, the first town in Norway to be liberated.
- The Holocaust: Anne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
- ''Appalachian Spring'', a ballet by Martha Graham with music by Aaron Copland, debuts at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., with Graham in the lead role.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Let's Sing A Song About Susie - Merry Macs
- The Trolley Song - Pied Pipers
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