On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1944

Historical Events

  • 1st eye bank opens in New York
  • Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes Governor of Louisiana
  • Dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested
  • Joe McCarthy returns as Yankee manager after an illness
  • Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Dannemann, rocker (Cyrkle)
  • Richard Furay, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Buffalo Springfield; Poco), born in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Ethel Smyth, English composer, dies at 86
1944 Highlights

About May 9, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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