On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1944

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • "Meet Me in St Louis" opens on Broadway
  • Meat rationing ends in US

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Peter Leslie Smith, British journalist, born in Bristol, England (d. 1997)
  • Pete Staples, English rocker (Troggs-Wild Thing), born in Andover, Hampshire, England
1944 Highlights

About May 3, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus