What Happened on May 10, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 66th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 1:58.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess escapes to Britain to open secret negotiations with the Allies, parachuting into Scotland

Nazi leader Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader
Rudolf Hess
  • British House of Commons & Holborn Theatre damaged in an air raid
  • Queen Wilhelmina on Radio Orange warns against treason

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Rapp, rocker (Danny & Juniors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Ken Berry, baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians)
  • Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)