On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1944

Historical Events

  • British and Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo, Italy
  • Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front
  • Operation Buffalo: Allied break out from Anzio bridgehead

Famous Birthdays

  • Giles Smith, TV journalist
  • John Newcombe, Australian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles, 17 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, American funk drummer (Parliament-Funkadelic; Miles Davis), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)
1944 Highlights

About May 23, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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