Sunday 30 April 1944
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jill Clayburgh in New York City and Richard Shoff.
Going My Way, directed by Leo McCarey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Green Years by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 April 1944 ?
- Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
- Mexico - Children's Day.
- The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
- Saint Pope Pius V
- LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
- Saint Eutropius
- Saint Maximus, 3rd century martyr
- Saint Marianus and James, martyrs in Numidia in 259
- Scandinavia - The arrival of spring, Walpurgis Night.
- Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
- Roman Empire - third day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Blessed Hildegard
- Blessed Radolf of Affligem
- Blessed Rosemonde
- Vietnam - Liberation Day.
- Bealtaine Eve (From either Irish Bealtaine or Scottish Gaelic). Originally a Celtic Druid holiday.
- Saint Suitbert the Younger (d. 807)
- Jill Clayburgh in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough).
- Richard Shoff: rocker (Sandpipers).
- Marc Berthier: French painter, received title peintre de la marine in 1991, known for his aquarels and sailing scenes.
- Jon Bing: Norwegian author scholar and academic (d. 2014).
- Jill Clayburgh: American actress and singer (d. 2010).
- Graham Upton: English-Australian academic
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1944 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes - Long Ago (And Far Away)
- Jo Stafford - I Love You
- Amor Amor - Enric Madrguera
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