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
  • Tony Lane, American art director (Rolling Stone magazine), and Grammy Award-winning album cover art designer (Carly Simon - Boys in the Trees; Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water; Michael Jackson - Bad), born in NYC (d. 2016)
Born in 1944
1944 Highlights

About May 2, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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