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Wednesday 30 August 1944

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charles Colbert and John Surman. Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by Frank Capra, 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 Missus Goes A-Shopping.
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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 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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Days of Glory

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Gregory Peck, Tamara Toumanova, Alan Reed

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 August 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Charles Colbert: Chicago, Illinois -- Rocker (American Breed).
  • John Surman: Jazz musician.
  • Molly Ivins: AAmerican journalist and liberal political commentator, noted for poking fun at Texan culture, politicians and those who had grown "too big for their britches.
  • Frances Cairncross: English economist journalist and academic.
  • Freek de Jonge: Dutch comedian (Neerlands Hoop).
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Facts:
  • 11th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 24, All-Stars 21 (48,769)
  • Soviet troops enter Bucharest, Romania.

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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: Pedal pushers
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Maj. Gen. Patch -- Aug. 28, 1944
  • Life: Amphibious attack

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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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 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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Forever Amber

By: Kathleen Winsor

Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the ...

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