What Happened on May 5, 1943

Historical Events

  • Postmaster General Frank C Walker invents Postal Zone System

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Roxburgh, Scottish football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland

Michael Palin

Michael Palin, English comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire

  • Raphael [Miguel Rafael Martos S├ínchez], Spanish singer, born in Linares

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Minder, American jockey (Kentucky Derby 1907), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • Gordon Hewart, British judge "Not only must Justice be done; it must also be seen to be done" (Lord Chief Justice 1922-40), dies at 73
1943 Highlights

About May 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus