On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1944

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mahatma Gandhi freed from prison

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 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), born in Aberystwyth (d. 2015)
1944 Highlights

About May 5, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus