On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1944

Historical Events

Historic Event

240 gypsies transported to Auschwitz from Westerbork, Netherlands

  • German defense line in Italy collapses

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Mayhew, British-American actor (Chewbacca in Star Wars), born in London, England (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Godfrey Wilson, British Anthropologist of social change and colonial problems in Africa, commits suicide as a conscientious objector in WW II
1944 Highlights

About May 19, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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