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

Tammy Wynette

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

Famous Deaths

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

About May 5, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus