What Happened on March 19, 1944

Historical Events

  • British composer Michael Tippett's oratorio "A Child of Our Time" premieres at the Adelphi Theatre, London, England

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 SirhanSirhan Sirhan (79 years old)

Palestinian-born assassin of US Senator Robert F. Kennedy, born in Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

  • Tom Constanten, American rock keyboardist (Grateful Dead, 1968-70 - Aoxomoxoa), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
Born in 1944

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? 79 years and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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