On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1942

Historical Events

  • British assault on Diego Suarez, Madagascar
  • US begins rationing sugar during WW II

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Hill, American comedian and actress (Grandma-Seinfeld, Pauly Shore), born in Deadwood, South Dakota
  • Marc Alaimo, American actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Person of interestTammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

Famous Deaths

  • Qemal Stafa, Albanian politician (b. 1920)
1942 Highlights

About May 5, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus