What Happened on May 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Messerschmitt Me 262 Sturmvogel, 1st jet bomber, makes 1st flight
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to American Martin Flavin for his novel "Journey in the Dark"
  • Surprise attack on Weteringschans Amsterdam, fails

Famous Birthdays

  • Rita Coolidge, singer (Higher & Higher, We're All Alone), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician