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Wednesday 25 October 1944

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kathy "Taffy" and Kati Kovacs. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944 On TV people were watching Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.
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TV Series

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Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Gillette Cavalcade of Sports

Starring: Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Ruby Goldstein, Jersey Joe Walcott

Country: United States

Movies

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

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker

Country: United States

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None But the Lonely Heart

Directed by: Clifford Odets

Starring: Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, Barry Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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Ministry of Fear

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond

Country: United States

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To Have and Have Not

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan

Country: United States

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Laura

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 October 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • Day of the Romanian Army
  • Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
  • Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
  • Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispian; Six Welsh martyrs and companions; forty martyrs of England and Wales
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kathy "Taffy": Danoff in Washington DC; vocalist (Starland Vocal Band).
  • Kati Kovacs: Hungarian singer.
  • Mary Glass: American pro astrologer, President of the Baltimore chapter of NCGR and active supporter of AFAN since its inception.
  • Fred Housego: Scottish actor who appeared in "Mastermind" in 1980 after first working as a taxi driver.
  • Azizan Razak: Malaysian politician 10th Menteri Besar of Kedah (d. 2013).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Battle at Samar-island
  • Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed
  • Gas output stopped in Amsterdam
  • The USS Tang under Richard O'Kane (the top American submarine captain of World War II) is sunk by the ship's own malfunctioning torpedo.
  • Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. The Trolley Song - Pied Pipers
  2. Let's Sing A Song About Susie - Merry Macs

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Soviet scientists
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Thomas E. Dewey -- Oct. 23, 1944
  • Life: Lauren Bacall

Books

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

The Green Years

By: A. J. Cronin

Book by A.j. cronin

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and ...

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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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