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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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Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Country: United States of America

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Country: United States of America

Alien

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States of America

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America