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.
Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by Frank Capra, 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 Missus Goes A-Shopping.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
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
- 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).
- Prince Richard: Duke of Gloucester, British prince.
- Richard : The youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary.
- Stephen Greif: English actor.
- Alan Parker: English guitarist and songwriter (Blue Mink).
- Judith Rees: English geographer and academic.
- Richard A W G: English Prince / Duke of Gloucester.
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1944 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Dance with a Dolly (With a Hole in Her Stocking) - Evelyn Knight
- Mills Brothers - Till Then
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?