What Happened in 1941 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 646

  • 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

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Jun 25 FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 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.
  • Jul 1 1st commercial TV licenses granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC
  • Jul 1 Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 1 Joe DiMaggio on way to 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hit streak

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Jul 1 WCBW (now WCBS) TV channel 2 in NY, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 1 WNBT TV (W2XBS, Now WNBC) channel 4 in NYC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 2 DiMaggio breaks Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak (45th of 56)
  • Jul 2 Nazi mass murder in Lvov/Lemberg (7,000 dead)
  • Jul 2 Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" premieres in London
  • Jul 4 Latvia partisans shoot 416 Jews dead
  • Jul 4 Politburo of Yugoslav communist party reorganizes

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Jul 4 Howard Florey and Norman Heatley meet for 1st time, 11 days later they successfully recreate penicillin

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Howard Florey
  • Jul 5 German occupiers disband political parties

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Jul 6 NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jul 7 Nazis executed 5,000 Jews in Kovono, Lithuania
  • Jul 7 US forces land in Iceland to forestall Nazi invasion
  • Jul 7 World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops.
  • Jul 8 9th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
  • Jul 8 All Jews living in Baltic States are obligated to wear a Jewish Star
  • Jul 9 Dutch-American Physicist Abraham Pais is awarded his Ph.D. in Holland five days before a Nazi deadline banning Jews from receiving degrees
  • Jul 10 Jedwabne Pogrom is a massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland.
  • Jul 11 German troops attack Dnjepr
  • Jul 13 24th PGA Championship: Vic Ghezzi at Cherry Hills CC Denver
  • Jul 13 Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of ump Ray Snyder
  • Jul 13 World War II: Montenegrins start popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak).
  • Jul 14 6,000 Lithuanian Jews are exterminated at Viszalsyan Camp
  • Jul 14 Cease fire of Joan of Arc (ends combat in Lebanon & Syria)
  • Jul 14 Jam rationed in Holland
  • Jul 15 Howard Florey and Norman Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Penicillin)
  • Jul 16 100°F (38°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Seattle Wash
  • Jul 16 Joe DiMaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
  • Jul 17 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
  • Jul 18 SS drowns 40 Jews in Dvina River, Belorussia
  • Jul 19 1st US Army flying school for black cadets dedicated (Tuskegee Ala)

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Jul 19 BBC World Service begins playing V(ictory) ("...-" in Morse code) (opening of Beethoven's 5th symphony)

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Jul 19 British PM Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jul 19 President Roosevelt appointed FEP Committee
  • Jul 20 Yanks beat Tigers 12-6 in 17
  • Jul 21 200 Jewish Torahs are burned in Ukraine
  • Jul 21 Himmler orders building of Majdanek concentration camp
  • Jul 24 FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China
  • Jul 24 Nazis kill entire Jewish population of Grodz, Lithuania
  • Jul 24 Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
  • Jul 25 FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan
  • Jul 25 Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)
  • Jul 26 1st Dutch Austrians depart Hague
  • Jul 26 US embargo on oil-export to Japan
  • Jul 27 103°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
  • Jul 27 German army enters Ukraine
  • Jul 27 Japanese forces land in Indo-China
  • Jul 30 German occupiers forbid SDAP, VDB, ARP, RKSP, CHU & SGP in Netherlands
  • Jul 31 U boats sink 21 allied ships this month: 94,000 ton
  • Aug 1 Luftwaffe bombs German 23rd division
  • Aug 1 NY Yankee Lefty Gomez walks most (11) in a shutout (Yanks 9, St L 0)
  • Aug 1 The first Jeep is produced.
  • Aug 2 German 11st Army surrounds 20 Russian divisions at Oeman
  • Aug 2 Jews are expelled from Hungarian Ruthenia
  • Aug 3 Gas (petroleum) sales limited in US
  • Aug 3 German troops conquer Roslavl USSR
  • Aug 3 Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base
  • Aug 4 Dodger Mickey Owens is 1st to catch 3 foul flies in an inning (3rd)
  • Aug 4 Winston Churchill departs on Prince of Wales to US
  • Aug 6 Detroit pitcher Al Benton is 1st to collect 2 sacrifices in an inning
  • Aug 7 551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania
  • Aug 8 20 divisions of Russian 6th/12th Army surrender at Oeman
  • Aug 9 Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for talks with FDR
  • Aug 10 FDR & Churchill's 2nd meeting at Placentia, Newfoundland
  • Aug 12 French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany
  • Aug 13 Red army evacuates Smolensk
  • Aug 14 US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter
  • Aug 15 Kovono Lithuanian Jews are herded into Slobodka ghetto
  • Aug 16 HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
  • Aug 17 German raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan
  • Aug 18 German concentration camp Amersfoort opens
  • Aug 18 Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game
  • Aug 19 Ump Jocko Conlan ejects Pirate manager Frankie Frisch for coming out on field holding an umbrella to get a rainout

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 752

  • May 23 General George Norman Johnson, US singer (Down at the Beach Club)
  • May 24 Andres Garcia, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, actor (Tiger Shark)
  • May 24 Baroness Hollis of Heigham, history lecturer (U of East Anglia)

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May 24 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter (Blowin' in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin') and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • May 24 Brian Dennis, composer
  • May 24 Konrad Boehmer, composer
  • May 24 Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)
  • May 24 Tony Valentino, rocker (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • May 25 Bill Young, rocker, born in Daingerfield, Texas (d. 1999)
  • May 26 Imants Kalnins, composer
  • May 26 Reg Bundy, British performer (d. 2003)
  • May 26 John Kaufman, sculptor
  • May 27 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
  • May 27 Allan Carr, Ill, director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire)
  • May 27 Davina Phillips, actress
  • May 28 Beth Howland, actress (Vera - Alice, Company), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • May 28 Guntram Vesper, writer
  • May 29 Douglas Scott, mountaineer
  • May 29 Roy Crewsdon, Manchester, rocker (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • May 31 Gil [Walter] Morgan, Haddock GA, PGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)
  • May 31 Johnny Paycheck, Greenfield OH, singer (Take This Job & Shove It)
  • May 31 June Clark, British Professor of Nursing (Middlesex U)
  • May 31 Kenneth Cooper, harpsichordist/professor (Barnard, Bkln), born in NYC, New York
  • May 31 Louis J. Ignarro, American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 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)
  • Jul 1 John Gould, British composer/musical comic
  • Jul 1 Rod Gilbert, Canada, NHL wing (NY Rangers)
  • Jul 1 Sally Quinn, Georgia, CBS newscaster (Morning Show)
  • Jul 1 Twyla Tharp, Portland Ind, choreographer (Twyla Tharp Dance Troupe)
  • Jul 1 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel laureate for G-protein discoveries), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • Jul 1 Myron Scholes, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 2 Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter
  • Jul 3 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal)
  • Jul 3 Gloria Allred, feminist attorney
  • Jul 3 Wylie Walker Vale, Endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, born in Houston, Texas

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