On This Day

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

Person of interestMichael Palin

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

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • Raphael [Miguel Rafael Martos S├ínchez], Spanish singer, born in Linares
1943 Highlights

About May 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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