On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1944

Famous Birthdays

  • Janet Dailey, American Romance author, born in Storm Lake, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • Manual Pina, Spanish fashion designer (d. 1994)
  • Marcie Blane [Blank], American pop singer (Bobby's Girl), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mary Robinson, Irish politician, President of the Republic of Ireland (1990-97), born in Ballina, Ireland

Famous Weddings

Burgess Meredith

Actor Burgess Meredith (36) weds actress Paulette Goddard (33) at David O Selznick's Beverly Hills home

1944 Highlights

About May 21, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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