Friday 5 May 1944
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Rhys-Davies and Roger Rees.
Once Upon a Time, directed by Alexander Hall, 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 May 1944 ?
- 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).
- John Rhys-Davies: English-born Welsh actor.
- Roger Rees: Welsh-American actor and director (d. 2015).
- Jean-Pierre Leaud: Paris, France -- Actor (Detective).
- Roger Raised: English actor (Nicholas Nickleby).
- Nicolas Arthus-Bertrand: French entrepreneur; representing the sixth generation of the Arthus-Bertrand family (Parisian medal and decoration manufacturers).
- Bo Larsson: Swedish footballer.
- Russian offensive against Sebastopol Krim.
- Gandhi freed from prison.
- WWII: Mohandas Gandhi is released in India.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1944 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Amor Amor - Enric Madrguera
- Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes - Long Ago (And Far Away)
- Jo Stafford - I Love You
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