What Happened on July 1, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st commercial TV licenses granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC
  • Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Joe DiMaggio on way to 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hit streak

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • WCBW (now WCBS) TV channel 2 in NY, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WNBT TV (W2XBS, Now WNBC) channel 4 in NYC (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel laureate for G-protein discoveries), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • John Gould, British composer/musical comic
  • Myron Scholes, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Rod Gilbert, Canada, NHL wing (NY Rangers)
  • Sally Quinn, Georgia, CBS newscaster (Morning Show)
  • Twyla Tharp, Portland Ind, choreographer (Twyla Tharp Dance Troupe)