On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1944

Historical Events

  • Tippett's oratorium "Child of Our Time" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Celli, composer
  • Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, LBJ's daughter
  • Myung-Wha Chung, Korean concert cellist (Chung Trio), and educator, born in Seoul, Japanese Korea (now South Korea)
  • Said Musa, Prime Minister of Belize
  • Sirhan Sirhan, Palestinian-born assassin
  • Tom Constanten, American rock keyboardist (Grateful Dead, 1968-70 - Aoxomoxoa), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • William Hale Thompson, American mayor of Chicago (b. 1869)
1944 Highlights

About March 19, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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