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Wednesday 27 December 1944

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tracy Nelson in Madison and Bob Brown. Meet Me in St. Louis, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944 while A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching On Stage, Everybody (1945 TV Series).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

On Stage, Everybody (1945 TV Series)

La piste aux étoiles

Starring: Georges Guétary

Country: France

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

La piste aux étoiles

Starring: Georges Guétary

Country: France

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Meet Me in St. Louis

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor

Country: United States

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The Keys of the Kingdom

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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National Velvet

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Murder, My Sweet

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley

Country: United States

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The Falcon in Hollywood

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Tom Conway, Barbara Hale, Veda Ann Borg

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 December 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
  • R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tracy Nelson in Madison: Wisconsin, USA; singer ("In The Here And Now").
  • Bob Brown: Australian physician, ecologist and conservationist, politician.
  • Joseph Maso: French rugby player, selected 15 times in international events between 1966 and 1969 to play as fly half (half back) and center.
  • Ivan Milat: Australian serial killer, known as the "backpacker murderer.
  • Mick Jones: English guitarist songwriter and producer (Foreigner and Spooky Tooth).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Greece: British Premier Churchill flies back to London

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Let Me Love You - Charlie Spivak

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Christmas Art
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bishop Berggrav -- Dec. 25, 1944
  • Life: Fredric March

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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 Razor's Edge

By: W. Somerset Maugham

Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of his spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brilliant characters - his fiancée Isabel whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and ...

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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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The Green Years

By: A. J. Cronin

Book by A.j. cronin

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