On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1944

Historical Events

  • WABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Argent - "Hold Your Head Up"; The Kinks), born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
  • Franz Innerhofer, Austrian writer (Beautiful Days), born in Krimml, Salzberg
  • John Verity, English rocker (Argent), born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
1944 Highlights

About May 2, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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