What Happened on April 5, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 140 Lancasters bomb aircraft factory in Toulouse
  • World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell, US, sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx)
  • Dave Holland, heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
  • James Buckley, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
  • Nicholas Caldwell, Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Pedro Rossello, Puerto Rican politician
  • Peter T King, (Rep-R-New York)
  • Willeke van Ammelrooy, Amsterdam, actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia)

Famous Deaths

  • Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter), dies at 90
  • Willy Derby, [Dieben], singer (Hello Bandoeng), dies