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Saturday 26 August 1944

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Patrick Devedjian and Maureen Tucker. The Falcon in Mexico, directed by William Berke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944 On TV people were watching Missus Goes A-Shopping.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Falcon in Mexico

Directed by: William Berke

Starring: Tom Conway, Mona Maris, Martha Vickers

Country: United States

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Bathing Beauty

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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The Canterville Ghost

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien

Country: United States

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Went the Day Well?

Directed by: Cavalcanti

Starring: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor

Country: United States

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Days of Glory

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Gregory Peck, Tamara Toumanova, Alan Reed

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1944 ?

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Patrick Devedjian: French politician of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party.
  • Maureen Tucker: American singer-songwriter and drummer (The Velvet Underground and Half Japanese).
  • Richard : The youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary.
  • Stephen Greif: English actor.
  • Richard A W G: English Prince / Duke of Gloucester.
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  • Bulgaria announces withdrawal and German troops are to be disarmed
  • US 12nd Army Corps crosses river Seine East of Paris
  • World War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Dance with a Dolly (With a Hole in Her Stocking) - Evelyn Knight
  2. Mills Brothers - Till Then

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