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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Which were the important events of 31 December 1944 ?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- 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.
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1944 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Frank Sinatra - White Christmas
- I Dream Of You (More Than You Dream I Do) - Andy Russell
- Robin Hood - Tony Pastor
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