On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1944

Historical Events

Film Premier

"Going My Way", directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby premieres in New York (Academy Award for Best Picture, 1945)

  • Meat rationing ends in US

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Peter Leslie Smith, British journalist, born in Bristol, England (d. 1997)
  • Pete Staples, British rock bassist (Troggs - "Wild Thing"; "Love Is All Around"), born in Andover, Hampshire, England
1944 Highlights

About May 3, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years and 7 months
Leap Year: Yes

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