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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1944.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1944: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1944?


Events

  • 01 May 1944 Pulitzer prize awarded to Martin Flavin (Journey in the dark)
  • 02 May 1944 WABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM / MET / FOX) 1st broadcast
  • 03 May 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis opens on Broadway
  • 05 May 1944 Russian offensive against Sebastopol Krim.
  • 06 May 1944 KJR-AM in Seattle Washington swaps calls with KOMO
  • 08 May 1944 33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death
  • 09 May 1944 Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes Governor of Louisiana.
  • 10 May 1944 US court case Smith v Allwright: excluding Blacks from primary voting is illegal.
  • 11 May 1944 Opposition group surprise attack post office Washer
  • 12 May 1944 Krim purged of Nazi troops
  • 13 May 1944 70th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 1:59.2.
  • 14 May 1944 British troops occupy Kohima.
  • 15 May 1944 Dwight Eisenhower, Bernard Montgomery, Winston Churchill and King George VI discuss D-Day plan.
  • 16 May 1944 Military police attack gypsies
  • 17 May 1944 Operation Straightline: Allies land in the Netherlands New-Guinea
  • 18 May 1944 Expulsion of more than 200,000 Tartars from Crimea by Soviet Union begins; they are accused of collaborating with the Germans.
  • 19 May 1944 240 gypsies transported to Auschwitz from Westerbork Netherlands.
  • 20 May 1944 US Communist Party dissolves.
  • 21 May 1944 Adolf Hitler begins attack on English/US "terror pilots".
  • 23 May 1944 Operation-Buffalo: Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead.
  • 24 May 1944 Icelandic voters sever all ties with Denmark.
  • 25 May 1944 Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia.
  • 26 May 1944 US 82nd Airborne division D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste MFre Eglise.
  • 27 May 1944 Jean-Paul Sartres Huis Clos, premieres in Paris
  • 29 May 1944 British troops occupy Aprilia, Italy.
  • 30 May 1944 Transport nr 75 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
  • 31 May 1944 Allied breakthrough in Italy

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1944?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Long Ago (and Far Away)
  2. - G.I. Jive
  3. - I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You
  4. - I'll Walk Alone
  5. - Long Ago (And Far Away)

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Mr. Skeffington

Mr. Skeffington

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris

Country: United States of America

A Canterbury Tale

A Canterbury Tale

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

Country: United States of America

This Happy Breed

This Happy Breed

Release year: 1944

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt

Country: United States of America

Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Edward A. Blatt

Starring: John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Eleanor Parker

The White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall, Frank Morgan

Country: United States of America