On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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, Ohio, rock vocalist (Buffalo Springfield, Poco)

Famous Deaths

  • Ethel Smyth, English composer, dies at 86