On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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, Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), 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

Famous Deaths

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