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Saturday 30 December 1944

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Patrick Topaloff and Lynne Burmyn. Meet Me in St. Louis, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944 while Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching On Stage, Everybody (1945 TV Series).
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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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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

La piste aux étoiles

Starring: Georges Guétary

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 December 1944 ?

  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Romain Roland: French writer/pacifist (Nobel Prize 1915), dies at age 78.
  • King George II of Greece declares a regency, leaving the throne vacant.
  • WWII: Hungary declares war on Nazi Germany.
  • WWII:
  • Edward Stettinius Jr. becomes the last United States Secretary of State of the Roosevelt administration, filling the seat left by Cordell Hull.
  • WWII: Battle of Leyte: Tens of thousands of Imperial Japanese Army soldiers are killed in action, in a significant Filipino and Allied military victory.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. I Dream Of You (More Than You Dream I Do) - Andy Russell
  2. Frank Sinatra - White Christmas
  3. Robin Hood - Tony Pastor

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

Life magazine


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

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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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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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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