Wednesday 5 May 1943
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Ox-Bow Incident, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Nils Moritz: Estonian-Swedish actor.
- Ignacio Ramonet: Spanish journalist and author.
- Dilys Watling: English actress and singer.
- Raphael : A worldwide acclaimed Spanish singer and television, film and theater actor.
- Lyne Chardonnet: French comedienne.
- Michael Palin: British comedian, actor and writer. As a young man he was an anchorman on teenage popular programs. While attending Oxford, he met Terry Jones while he was acting and writing comedy improv. They found that they clicked together writing gags and skits, and began working as a team. They wrote and performed a humorous history series on TV, "The Complete and Utter History of Britain."
- Postmaster General Frank C Walker invents Postal Zone System.
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