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Sunday 31 December 1944, NewYear’s Eve

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Taylor Hackford and Marcel Rufo. Meet Me in St. Louis, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944 while Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor 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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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 31 December 1944 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Taylor Hackford: American film director and producer and noted spouse, the husband of British actress Helen Mirren.
  • Marcel Rufo: French pedopsychiatrist, author, and radio-TV presenter.
  • Neil Ross: English-American voice actor.
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Facts:
  • 48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah, USA.
  • Japanese army evacuates harbor city Akyab.
  • World War II: Hungary declares war on Nazi Germany.

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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. Frank Sinatra - White Christmas
  2. I Dream Of You (More Than You Dream I Do) - Andy Russell
  3. Robin Hood - Tony Pastor

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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 ?

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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The Green Years

By: A. J. Cronin

Book by A.j. cronin

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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

Vintage Hardcover book

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