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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 Richard A W G and Prince Richard. Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944 On TV people were watching Missus Goes A-Shopping.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Arsenic and Old Lace

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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The Falcon in Mexico

Directed by: William Berke

Starring: Tom Conway, Mona Maris, Martha Vickers

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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Bathing Beauty

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
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Facts:
  • 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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Music Charts

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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Amphibious attack
  • Time: German Marshal Karl von Rundstedt and a 'Nazi snake'.
  • Life: Airborne infantry officer in Normandy

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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