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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- 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
- Richard A W G: English Prince / Duke of Gloucester.
- Prince Richard: Duke of Gloucester, British prince.
- Patrick Devedjian: French politician of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party.
- 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
- Maureen Tucker: American singer-songwriter and drummer (The Velvet Underground and Half Japanese)
- 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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