On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1944

Historical Events

  • Soviet offensive against Sebastopol, Crimea

Famous Birthdays

  • Bo Larsson, Swedish football striker, born in Malmö, Sweden
  • Jean-Pierre Léaud, French actor (Detective), born in Paris, France
  • John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor (Sir Edward-Quest, Sliders), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers - "Robin Colcord"), born in Aberystwyth (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Bertha Benz [Cacilie Bertha Ringer], German inventor, automotive pioneer and wife of fellow automotive inventor Karl Benz, dies at 95
1944 Highlights

About May 5, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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