Wednesday 5 April 1944
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell and Crispian St Peters.
Buffalo Bill, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 April 1944 ?
- Saint Geeraard
- The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
- Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
- Saint Vincent Ferrer
- Arbor Day in South Korea
- Qingming Festival in the Chinese calendar
- Mauritius: Ougadi.
- Saint Irena (d. 304)
- Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell: United States -- Sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx).
- Crispian St Peters: Rocker.
- Lord Rockley: .
- Willeke van Ammelrooy: Amsterdam, Holland -- Actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia).
- Pedro Rossello: Puerto Rican politician.
- James Buckley: CEO (Baltic Exchange).
- Peter T: King; American politician (Representative-Republican-New York).
- Nicholas Caldwell: rocker (Whispers).
- Willeke Ammelrooy: Dutch actress, well known and popular.
- Willy Planckaert: Belgian road cyclist racer, specialized in sprint. He won twice the green jersey in the Tour de France.
- Daniel Schell: Belgian musician and composer.
- Peter King: American soldier lawyer and politician
- Pedro Rosselló: Puerto Rican physician and politician 7th Governor of Puerto Rico
- 140 Lancasters bomb airplane manufacturer in Toulouse.
- World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.
- Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escape from Auschwitz-Birkenhau.
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- Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
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