What Happened on August 31, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 23 U-boats sunk this month (80,000 ton)
  • Great Gildersleeve, a spin-off of Fibber McGee & Molly debuts on NBC

Famous Birthdays

  • Emanuel Nunes, composer
  • Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio/TV-host (Paul Meier Show)
  • William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman

Famous Deaths

  • Marian Zwetajewa, writer, dies
  • Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (b. 1892)