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Thursday 31 August 1944

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Boris Bergman and France Castel. 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.
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Movies

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Arsenic and Old Lace

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Country: United States

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Kismet

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, James Craig, Edward Arnold

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Black Magic

Directed by: Phil Rosen

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Frances Chan, Joseph Crehan

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Cry of the Werewolf

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Nina Foch, Stephen Crane, Osa Massen, Blanche Yurka

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Machine Gun Mama

Directed by: Harold Young

Starring: Armida, El Brendel, Wallace Ford, Jack La Rue

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Missus Goes A-Shopping

Starring: John Reed King, Gil Fates

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Famous Deaths:
  • Killinger: German ambassador to Romania, commits suicide.
Facts:
  • Allied offensive at Gothen-linie, Italy
  • French provisional government moves from Algiers to Paris
  • French troops liberate Bordeaux
  • Russian-Romanian troops march into Bucharest
  • The Mad Gasser of Mattoon resumes his mysterious attacks in Mattoon, Illinois.

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