Wednesday 26 April 1944
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Martha Rockwell in Providence and Richard Bradshaw.
Going My Way, directed by Leo McCarey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 April 1944 ?
- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Martha Rockwell in Providence: Rhode Island, USA; skier (Mount Washington).
- Richard Bradshaw: British opera conductor, (Born 1944).
- Roger Coulam: English keyboard player (Blue Mink).
- Amien Rais: Indonesian scholar and politician.
- Violette Morris: French athlete and Nazi collaborator.
- 1st B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down
- First B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down.
- Papandreou government in Greece forms.
- Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
- Kidnap of General Kreipe on Crete, Greece.
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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