Wednesday 5 May 1943
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lyne Chardonnet and Michael Palin.
The Ox-Bow Incident, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
while A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 5 May 1943 ?
- 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).
- Lyne Chardonnet: French comedienne.
- Michael Palin: British comedian, actor and writer.
- Raphael : A worldwide acclaimed Spanish singer and television, film and theater actor.
- Nils Moritz: Estonian-Swedish actor.
- Ignacio Ramonet: Spanish journalist and author.
- Dilys Watling: English actress and singer
- Postmaster General Frank C Walker invents Postal Zone System.
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