What Happened on April 5, 1944

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 Maxwell, American sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • James Buckley, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
  • Nicholas Caldwell, American R&B singer (Whispers - "And The Beat Goes On"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Pedro Rossell√≥, Puerto Rican politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Puerto Rico, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Peter T. King, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Willeke van Ammelrooy, Dutch actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia), born in Amsterdam
Born in 1944

Famous Deaths

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

About April 5, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries