What Happened in June 1941

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 12.59" (31.98 cm) rainfall, in Burlington, Kansas (state 24-hr record)
  • Jun 1 British troops occupy Bagdad, Iraq
  • Jun 1 Germany bans all Catholic publications
  • Jun 1 Germany occupies Crete after Allied evacuation
  • Jun 1 NY Giant Mel Ott hits his 400th HR & his 1,500th RBI
  • Jun 3 Attack on telephone exchange in Schiphol
  • Jun 3 German occupiers stamp "J" on Jewish passports
  • Jun 4 Nazis forbid Jews access to beaches & swimming pools
  • Jun 4 Republic of Croatia orders all Jews to wear a star with the letter Z

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Jun 5 Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • Jun 6 1st navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched
  • Jun 6 Giants use plastic batting helmets for 1st time
  • Jun 7 45th US Golf Open: Craig Wood shoots a 284 at Colonial Club Fort Worth
  • Jun 7 73rd Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway win in 2:31 (triple crown)

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Jun 7 Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and Richard L. M. Synge give the first demonstration of partition chromatography (separation of mixtures) at a meeting of the Biochemical Society held at the National Institute for Medical Research, Hampstead

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • Jun 8 British & French troops overthrow pro-German Syria
  • Jun 9 Ammunition plant at Fort Smederovo in Belgrade explodes; kills 1,500
  • Jun 9 Archbishop De Young bans priests cooperating with Rijks radio
  • Jun 11 2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam
  • Jun 11 Vichy-French planes bomb Tel Aviv, killing 20 Jews
  • Jun 14 Ground broken for Boeing Plant II (ex-AFLC Plant 13) Wichita KS
  • Jun 14 Estonia loses 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations into Siberia
  • Jun 16 1st US federally owned airport opened Wash DC

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 18 Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 18 Turkey signs peace treaty with nazi-Germany
  • Jun 19 Cheerios Cereal invents an O-shaped cereal
  • Jun 19 Romania orders Jews to evacuate Darabani

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Jun 19 US President Franklin Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jun 20 German U-203 fails on torpedo attack on US battleship Texas
  • Jun 21 2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria
  • Jun 21 After winning 20 straight at Fenway, Lefty Grove loses to Browns
  • Jun 22 Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation
  • Jun 22 Finland invades Karelia
  • Jun 22 Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union during WWII
  • Jun 22 Germany, Italy & Romania declare war on Soviet Union
  • Jun 22 Michael Gerasimov opens grave of Tamerlan "Lenk"
  • Jun 22 The Lithuanian 1941 independence begins.
  • Jun 22 Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group.
  • Jun 23 Germany occupies Telz, Lithuana
  • Jun 24 Entire Jewish male population of Gorzhdy, Lithuania, exterminated
  • Jun 24 Germans advanced into Russia & took Vilna, Brest-Litovsk & Kaunas
  • Jun 25 -26] Russian counter attack at Rovno
  • Jun 25 FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination
  • Jun 25 Fair Employment Practices Commission established
  • Jun 25 Finland declares war on Soviet Union
  • Jun 25 Germans invade Dubno Poland, giving permission to Ukrainians to do whatever they want to 12,000 Jews living there
  • Jun 26 Finland enters WW II against Russia
  • Jun 26 Lithuanian fascists massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno
  • Jun 27 Bialystok Poland falls to Germany
  • Jun 27 Nazi manifest against the Jews in Amsterdam
  • Jun 28 German & Romanian soldiers kill 11,000 Jews in Kishinev
  • Jun 28 German troops occupy Galicia, Poland
  • Jun 29 DiMaggio extends hitting streak to 42 breaking Sisler's record
  • Jun 30 61 U-boats (310,000 ton) sunk this month
  • Jun 30 Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) declare Ukraine independent
  • Jun 30 World War II: Operation Barbarossa - Germany captures Lviv, Ukraine.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)
  • Jun 1 Dean Chance, Baseball pitcher, born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 2015)

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Jun 2 Charlie Watts, drummer (Rolling Stones), born in London, England

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts
  • Jun 2 Oda Mayumi, resident artist (Green Gulch Zen Center), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 2 Stacy Keach, actor (Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jun 2 William Guest, singer (Gladys Knight Show), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d 2015)
  • Jun 5 Duane Duke Sims, baseball player
  • Jun 5 Jeffrey Rooker, MP (Labour)
  • Jun 5 Martha Argerich, Buenos Aires Argentina, pianist (debut 1949)

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Jun 5 Spalding Gray, American actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2004)

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Jun 5 Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots, born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Business Magnate and NFL Owner Robert Kraft
Business Magnate and NFL Owner
Robert Kraft
  • Jun 6 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 7 Jaime Laredo, Bolivia, violinist (Qn Elisabeth of Belgium prize 1959)
  • Jun 8 Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, US pop singer (Funkadelic-Knee Deep)
  • Jun 8 Joop H van den Berg, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • Jun 9 Billy Hatton, English rocker (The Fourmost), born in Liverpool
  • Jun 9 Jon Lord, England, keyboardist (Deep Purple-Hush, White Snake), (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 Peter Wilson, CEO (Gallaher)
  • Jun 10 Harry Muskee, Dutch rock vocalist (Cuby & Blizzards)
  • Jun 10 Jurgen Prochnow, actor (Das Boot)
  • Jun 10 Shirley Owens Alston, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jun 10 Soraya Khashoogi, Leicester England, wife (Adrian Khashoogi)
  • Jun 10 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor
  • Jun 12 Chick Corea, Chelsea Mass, jazz pianist (Delhpi I, Toy Dance)
  • Jun 12 Lucille Roybal-Allard, (Rep-D-California)
  • Jun 12 Roy Harper, Manchester, rocker (Folkjokeopus)
  • Jun 12 Reg[inald] Presley, [Ball], rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 12 Marv Albert, "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 12 Roy Harper, English musician
  • Jun 13 Robert Forester, actor (Banyon, Nakia), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 13 Tom Hallick, actor (Search), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 13 Esther Ofarim, Israeli singer
  • Jun 13 Marcel Lachemann, American baseball player
  • Jun 14 John Edgar Widerman, US writer
  • Jun 15 Harry Nilsson, American singer/guitarist (Midnight Cowboy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 16 Lamont Dozier, songwriter (Dozier-Holland-Dozier), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 16 Mumtaz Hamid Rao, Pakistani journalist
  • Jun 18 Delia Smith, English cook and television presenter
  • Jun 19 Marlene Warfield, actress (Victoria-Maude), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 19 Václav Klaus, Czech politician and President
  • Jun 19 Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • Jun 20 Stephen Frears, film director ("Prick Up Your Ears", "Dangerous Liaisons"), born in Leicester England
  • Jun 20 Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut (STS 9, 42, Soyuz TM-19)
  • Jun 21 Pia J Barendrecht, Indonesian/Dutch actress (Pinokkio)
  • Jun 21 Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor
  • Jun 22 Ed Bradley, Journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 22 Michael Lerner, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 23 Roger McDonald, Australian author
  • Jun 23 Richard M. Richie Roberts, former Marine and New Jersey Police Detective, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Jun 23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist and singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead)
  • Jun 24 Graham McKenzie, cricketer (prolific Australian pace bowler 1961-71)
  • Jun 24 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist
  • Jun 25 Denys Arcand, director (Jesus of Montreal)
  • Jun 26 Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist
  • Jun 27 James P[atrick] Hogan, UK, sci-fi author (Giants' Star)
  • Jun 27 Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, director/actor (Underground Passage)
  • Jun 28 Al Downing, American baseball player
  • Jun 28 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (d. 2006)
  • Jun 29 Margritta Gummel, German DR, shot putter (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Jun 29 Stokeley Carmichael, [Kwame Toure], US, Black Power-activist
  • Jun 29 John Boccabella, American baseball player
  • Jun 30 John Jameson, cricketer (England batsman, 465 p/ship with Kanhai)
  • Jun 30 Larry Hall, rocker (Tape Heads)
  • Jun 30 Micki Grant, American singer, composer and actress, 1st African Amerian woman to direct on Broadway, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 30 Mike Leander Farr, record producer
  • Jun 30 Peter Pollock, cricketer (bro of Graeme/father of Shaun, S Af quickie)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Actress Gene Tierney (20) weds fashion designer Oleg Cassini (28)

Actress Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
  • Jun 3 Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5 NBA coach Red Auerbach (23) weds Dorothy Lewis

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Hugh S Walpole, British writer (Killer & the Slain), dies

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Jun 2 Lou Gehrig, 1st baseman (NY Yankee), dies of ALS in Riverdale NY at 37

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

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Jun 4 Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern, German Emperor (1888-1918), dies of a pulmonary embolus at 82

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jun 6 Louis Chevrolet, American automotive pioneer (b. 1878)
  • Jun 10 Herschel Mayall, actor (Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 78
  • Jun 10 Marcus Garvey, US African American leader (Back to Africa Movement), dies at 52
  • Jun 11 Daniel Carter Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1850)
  • Jun 14 Pieter J Kromsigt, theologist/publicist (John Knox), dies at 74
  • Jun 15 Evelyn Underhill, British writer (b. 1875)
  • Jun 15 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (b. 1873)
  • Jun 16 Lodo of Hamel, 1st Dutch secret affiliate, dies
  • Jun 17 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 78
  • Jun 20 [Stephanie] Hélène Swarth, Dutch poet ("Lonely flowers"), dies at 81

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Jun 29 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish statesman and pianist, dies in NY at 80

Panist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Panist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski