What Happened in September 1941

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow star of David
  • Sep 2 Academy copyrights Oscar statuette
  • Sep 3 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners of war)
  • Sep 3 KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 4 NY Yankees, win earliest AL pennent (full season)
  • Sep 4 US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652
  • Sep 4 Yanks beat Red Sox 6-3 & clinch their 12th & earliest pennant
  • Sep 6 All Jews over age 6 in German territories ordered to wear a star
  • Sep 6 Jews of Vilna Poland confined to their ghetto

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 61st U.S. Men's National Championship: Bobby Riggs beats Frank Kovacs (5-7, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • Sep 7 55th U.S. Women's National Championship: Sarah Palfrey Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (7-5, 6-2)
  • Sep 8 Blockade of Leningrad (St Petersburg) by Germany begins
  • Sep 8 Entire Jewish community of Meretsch, Lithuania, is exterminated

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Sep 11 FDR orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot at on sight

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Sep 11 Charles Lindbergh, charges "British, Jewish & Roosevelt administration" are trying to get US into WW II

  • Sep 11 World War II: The U.S. Navy is ordered to attack German U-boats.
  • Sep 11 Construction of the Pentagon begins (completed 15 Jan 1943)
  • Sep 12 1st German ship in WW II captured by US ship (Busko)
  • Sep 15 Nazis kill 800 Jewish women at Shkudvil Lithuania
  • Sep 16 German armoured troops surround Kiev, Ukraine

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Sep 16 Adolf Hitler orders that for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavs should be killed

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Sep 16 Jews of Vilna Poland confined to Ghetto

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Sep 17 Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Sep 17 World War II: A decree issued by the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch "Universal compulsory military training of the citizens of the USSR" in the face of the "Great Patriotic War"
  • Sep 17 The New Zealand Labour Party abolishes the death penalty (It is reintroduced by the National government in 1950 before being finally removed from the statute book in 1961)
  • Sep 19 1st meeting of partisan leaders Tito & Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
  • Sep 19 German army conquers Kiev
  • Sep 19 Nazis force German Jews, 6 & over to wear Jewish stars
  • Sep 22 British signal officer Bill Hudson lands in Montenegro
  • Sep 23 General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London
  • Sep 23 German air raid on Soviet naval base at Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)
  • Sep 23 The first gas murder experiments are conducted at Auschwitz. concentration camp
  • Sep 24 Nine Allied governments pledge adherence to the common principles of policy set forth in the Atlantic Charter
  • Sep 24 Bomb explosion in German headquarter in Hotel Continental in Kiev
  • Sep 25 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years

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Sep 27 US launches its 1st Liberty ship, freighter SS Patrick Henry

American Revolutionary and Founding Father Patrick Henry
American Revolutionary and Founding Father
Patrick Henry
  • Sep 28 Phillies lose club record 111th game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 29 Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Sep 29 Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade
  • Sep 29 Nazi massacre at Babi Yar, near Kiev, 33,771 mostly Jews murdered
  • Sep 30 3,721 Jews are buried alive at Babi Yarravine (near Kiev) Ukraine
  • Sep 30 53 U-boats sunk this month (202,000 tons)
  • Sep 30 German assault on Moscow, Operation Typhoon, begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Tommy Aycock, Edinburg TX, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas Senior-5th)
  • Sep 3 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (d. 1990)
  • Sep 4 Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher
  • Sep 4 Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician
  • Sep 4 Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress
  • Sep 4 Ramesh Sethi, East African cricketer
  • Sep 6 Monica Mason, England, ballerina
  • Sep 6 Willibrord Frequin, Dutch TV reporter
  • Sep 7 Mogoboya NN Ramadike, South African politician in Lebowa
  • Sep 8 Alan Feinstein, American actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 8 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 8 Bernie Sanders, American politician and Senator (Independent - Vt), born in Brooklyn, New York

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • Sep 9 Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, composer
  • Sep 9 Les Braid, England, bass (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • Sep 9 Otis Redding, Dawson Ga, rock bassist (Sitting on the Dock of the Bay)
  • Sep 9 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist, creator of the C programming language and co-creator of the Unix operating system, born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)
  • Sep 10 Pyotr I Klimuk, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 10 Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • Sep 10 Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese inventor and video game designer (d. 1997)
  • Sep 12 Hans-Karsten Raecke, composer
  • Sep 13 David Clayton-Thomas, singer (Blood Sweat & Tears - Joy to the World)
  • Sep 13 Tadao Ando, Japanese architect
  • Sep 13 Ahmet Necdet Sezer, 10th President of Turkey
  • Sep 14 Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan musician
  • Sep 15 Miroslav Hermazewski, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 30)
  • Sep 15 Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer
  • Sep 15 Mirosław Hermaszewski, Polish cosmonaut
  • Sep 15 Yuri Norstein, Russian animator
  • Sep 16 Jim McBride, American director/actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 16 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • Sep 16 Tommy Carberry, Irish jockey
  • Sep 16 Richard Perle, American political advisor
  • Sep 17 Robert T Matsui, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
  • Sep 17 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1948), born in Stockholm (d. 2012)
  • Sep 18 Clive Burton, neuropathologist
  • Sep 18 Haflidi Magnus Hallgrimmson, composer
  • Sep 18 Mariangela Melato, Milan Italy, actress (Flash Gordon, Summer Night)
  • Sep 19 "Mama" Cass Elliot, rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas), born in Baltimore Maryland,
  • Sep 19 Jim Fox, England, pentathlete (Olympics-1972)
  • Sep 19 Umberto Bossi, Italian politician
  • Sep 20 Dale Chihuly, artist in glass (Louis Tiffany Award 1967), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 20 John A Wismont Jr, California, watercolor painter (over 50,000)
  • Sep 21 Tony Moon, American rock songwriter (Dante & the Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 21 R. James Woolsey, Jr., Central Intelligence Agency director
  • Sep 21 Jack Brisco, American professional wrestler
  • Sep 22 Jeremiah Wright, American pastor
  • Sep 23 Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 24 John Mackey, NFL tight end (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers)
  • Sep 24 Linda Eastman McCartney, American photographer and musician (Wings-Ram) and wife of Paul McCartney, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 25 Vivian Stern, director (Nacros)
  • Sep 26 Joe Bauer, rock drummer (Youngbloods), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Sep 26 Martine Beswicke, Jamacia, actress (Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde)
  • Sep 26 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor
  • Sep 27 Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star
  • Sep 27 Serge Ménard, Québécois politician
  • Sep 27 Peter Bonetti, English footballer
  • Sep 28 Charley Taylor, NFL wide receiver/running back (Wash Redskin)
  • Sep 28 Edmund Stoiber, German politician
  • Sep 29 Colin Niven, Headmaster (Alleyn's School)
  • Sep 29 David Steele, cricketer (England batsman, courageous v Lillee 1975)
  • Sep 29 Don Nix, US saxophonist (Last Night)
  • Sep 29 Kermit Zarley, PGA golfer (1970 Canadian Open), born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 11 Belgium King Leopold secretly marries Lilian Baels

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Benjamin Dwight, US tennis championship umpire, dies
  • Sep 6 Hugo Loudon, president-director (Royal Oil), dies at 81
  • Sep 9 Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist, dies at 85
  • Sep 29 Friedrich Angel, German mathematician (group theory), dies at 79