What Happened in 1941 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 646

  • Aug 20 Police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males
  • Aug 22 Nazi troops reach Lenningrad
  • Aug 25 British & Russian troops attack pro-German Iran
  • Aug 25 German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad

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Aug 27 Shah of Iran abdicates throne favour of his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • Aug 28 8th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 37, All-Stars 13 (98,203)
  • Aug 28 Last meeting of resistance fighter Comte d'Estienne d'Orves
  • Aug 29 German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children
  • Aug 30 Siege of Leningrad by German troops begins during WWII
  • Aug 30 St Louis Card Lon Warneke no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 2-0
  • Aug 31 23 U-boats sunk this month (80,000 ton)
  • Aug 31 Great Gildersleeve, a spin-off of Fibber McGee & Molly debuts on NBC
  • 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 conquerors 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 Russian 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

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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
  • Oct 1 D Sjostakovitch plane evacuated in Moscow
  • Oct 1 H Martin/R Blane's musical "Best Foot Forward" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 1 Yankees beat Dodgers 3-2 at Yankee Stadium in opener of World Series
  • Oct 2 6 Paris synagogues are bombed by Gestapo
  • Oct 2 Germans launch attack on Moscow
  • Oct 3 Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" & would "never rise again"
  • Oct 3 All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS
  • Oct 3 Nazis blow up 6 synagoges in Paris

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 3 "The Maltese Falcon" directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor premieres in New York City

Actress Mary Astor
Mary Astor
  • Oct 5 Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike, Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely - would have been last out, instead Yanks score 4 & win 7-4
  • Oct 6 German army occupies Briansk, USSR
  • Oct 6 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
  • Oct 7 German army occupies Viarma, USSR
  • Oct 8 Building at Concentration Camp Birkenau begins
  • Oct 9 A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
  • Oct 10 German U-boat torpedoes US destroyer Kearney
  • Oct 10 RAF bombs Piraeus to prevent German heavy armor advancing
  • Oct 11 1st NSB-battalion departures to Eastern front
  • Oct 12 Russian government moves from Moscow to Volga as Nazis close in on Moscow
  • Oct 13 Nazis kill 11,000 Jewish children/old people
  • Oct 14 1st mass deportation of Kowno, Lodz, Minsk & Riga
  • Oct 15 1st mass deportation of German Jews to Eastern Europe

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Oct 15 Hideki Tojo becomes Prime Minister of Imperial Japan

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo
  • Oct 15 Jews caught outside Nazi Ghetto walls in occupied Poland could be put to death
  • Oct 16 "Gordo" comic strip (by Gus Arriola) 1st appears in newspapers
  • Oct 16 Germany advances within 60 miles (96 K) of Moscow
  • Oct 16 Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa, Russia
  • Oct 17 1st US destroyer (Kearney) torpedoed in WW II, off Iceland
  • Oct 18 Russian spy Richard Sorge arrested in Tokyo
  • Oct 19 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico
  • Oct 20 Nazi occupiers murder 500 inhabitants of Kragujevac Serbia
  • Oct 22 Maxwell Anderson's "Candle in the Wind" premieres in NYC

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Oct 23 Walt Disney's animation "Dumbo" released

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • Oct 25 16,000 Jews massacred in Odessa Ukraine
  • Oct 25 Germany attacks Moscow

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Oct 25 Winston Churchill routes "Forces South" to SE Asia

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Oct 26 2Second meeting of partisans Tito & Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
  • Oct 26 US savings bonds go on sale
  • Oct 27 Chicago Daily Tribune editorialize there will not be war with Japan
  • Oct 27 Nazi's directs gypsy ghetto in Belgrade

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 28 "How Green Was My Valley" based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn, directed by John Ford and starring Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O'Hara premieres in New York (Best Picture 1942)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • Oct 29 Cole Porter's musical "Let's Face It" premieres in New York City
  • Oct 30 USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though US is not in war
  • Oct 31 Mount Rushmore Monument is completed

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 752

  • Jul 4 Brian Willson, American peace activist
  • Jul 4 Sergio Oliva, Cuba, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 5 Barbara Frischmuth, writer
  • Jul 7 Michael Howard, British politician
  • Jul 7 Bill Oddie, English comedian and ornithologist
  • Jul 8 Dario Gradi, Italian-born football manager
  • Jul 9 Don McPherson, American R&B singer (The Main Ingredient), born in Indianapolis (d. 1971)
  • Jul 9 James Scott, director (Strike it Rich)
  • Jul 9 Karin von Aroldingen, Germany, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co)
  • Jul 9 Scotty Baesler, (Rep-D-Kentucky)
  • Jul 9 Takehide Nakatani, Japan, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Jul 10 Ian Whitcomb, England, rocker (You Turn Me On)
  • Jul 10 Pyotr Ilyich Klimuk, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)
  • Jul 10 Robert Pine, actor (Joe Getraer-CHiPs), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Jul 10 David G. Hartwell, American editor and anthologist
  • Jul 10 Jake Eberts, film producer (Chariots of Fire, Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • Jul 11 Clive Puzey, Zimbabwean racing driver
  • Jul 12 Joseph Whipp, American actor
  • Jul 13 Graeme Corling, Australian cricket fast bowler (1964 England tour)
  • Jul 13 Jacques Perrin, actress (Cinema Paradiso, 317th Platoon), born in Paris, France
  • Jul 13 Lut[guard] Tomsin, actress/director (Knock on the Door)
  • Jul 13 Robert Forster, actor (Lady in Red, Alligator), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jul 14 Tatyana Dmitryevna Kuznetsova, cosmonaut
  • Jul 14 Maulana Karenga, American author and activist
  • Jul 14 Andreas Khol, Austrian politician
  • Jul 15 Geoffrey Burgon, composer
  • Jul 16 George Young, MP/British minister of housing & planning
  • Jul 16 Hans Wiegel, Dutch commissioner of the queen (Frisia)
  • Jul 16 Jan G H Krajenbrink, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Jul 16 Mišo Kovač, Croatian musician
  • Jul 17 Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow)
  • Jul 17 Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider QB (AFL leading passer 1967)
  • Jul 18 Jack Jersey, [de Nijs], Indonesian/Dutch singer/producer
  • Jul 18 Lonnie Mack, American rocker (Baby What's Wrong), born in Aurora, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • Jul 18 Marcia Jones Smoke, Oklahoma, 500m kayak (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • Jul 18 Martha Reeves, singer (& Vandellas-Dancing in St), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 19 Jennifer Dunn, (Rep-R-Washington)
  • Jul 19 Jerry Huckaby, (Rep-D-LA, 1977- )
  • Jul 19 Natalya Bessmertnova, Moscow, dancer (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970)
  • Jul 19 Neelie Smit-Kroes, Dutch politician (VVD)/minister of Traffic
  • Jul 20 Vladimir Afanasiyevich Lyakhov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 32/34, T-9, TM-6)
  • Jul 20 Kurt Raab, German actor (d. 1988)
  • Jul 21 Jim Bates, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Jul 22 George Clinton, Kannapolis NC, rocker (Parliament-Funkadelic)
  • Jul 22 Susie M Berning, LPGA golfer (US Women's Open-1972, 73), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 22 Thomas Wayne, rocker (Tragedy)
  • Jul 22 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • Jul 23 Richie Evans, 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion (died at Martinsville in 1985)
  • Jul 24 Barbara Love, american soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California

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Jul 25 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • Jul 25 Raul Ruiz, Puerto Mott Chile, actor (Lexot, Capitolo 66)
  • Jul 25 Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer

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Jul 25 Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • Jul 26 Brenton Wood, rocker (Gimme Little Sign), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Jul 27 Johannes Fritsch, composer
  • Jul 28 Riccardo Muti, Napoli Italy, conductor (Philadelphia Orch)
  • Jul 29 David Warner, Manchester NH, actor (Star Trek VI, Time Bandits)
  • Jul 30 Count Desmond, [Edward Benjamin], Binghamton NY, sword swallower
  • Jul 30 Paul Anka, singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jul 31 Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician
  • Aug 1 Ronald Harmon Brown, chairman (Democratic Party)
  • Aug 1 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • Aug 2 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Homer Banks, US singer/songwriter (Be What You Are)
  • Aug 3 Beverly Lee, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey

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Aug 3 Martha Stewart, American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart
  • Aug 4 Quincey Daniels, Biloxi Miss, boxer (Olympic-bronze-1960)
  • Aug 4 Ted Strickland, (Rep-D-Ohio)
  • Aug 4 Martin Jarvis, English actor
  • Aug 5 Leonid Denissovich Kizim, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15)
  • Aug 6 Doris Ernestine Hays, composer
  • Aug 6 Hubertus AGM "Bert" Andre, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit-Come Back)
  • Aug 6 Lyle Berman, American poker player
  • Aug 6 Ray Culp, American baseball player
  • Aug 7 Thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86)
  • Aug 10 Anita Lonsbrough, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Oly-gold-1960)
  • Aug 10 Kees van Kooten, Dutch TV host/founder (Simplistic Union)
  • Aug 11 Elizabeth Holtzman, Bkln DA (D-Rep-NY, Watergate Committee)
  • Aug 11 Patricio Guzman, director/actor (Cruz del Sur, Moon over Parador)
  • Aug 12 Deborah Walley, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Aug 12 Jennifer Warren, actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 12 Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright
  • Aug 13 Jim Barnes, Tuckerton Ark, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Aug 13 Erin Fleming, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
  • Aug 14 Connie Smith, Elkhart, Indiana, singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons)
  • Aug 14 David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash-Southern Cross), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 14 Peter Truscott, cricketer (one Test NZ v Pakistan 1965, 3 & 26)
  • Aug 15 Don Rich, Olympia Wash, guitarist/country singer (Hee Haw)
  • Aug 15 Viktor Mikhailovich Pisarev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 17 Boog Powell, baseball player (AL MVP 1970)
  • Aug 17 Ibrahim Babangida, president of Nigeria (1985- )
  • Aug 18 Christopher Jones, Jackson TN, actor (Wild in the Streets), (d. 2014)
  • Aug 18 Matt Snell, NFL running back (NY Jets, Super Bowl III)
  • Aug 20 William H Gray III, Baton Rouge La, (Rep-D-PA, 1978-1991), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 20 Dave Brock, British musician and founder of Hawkwind
  • Aug 20 Rich Brooks, American football coach
  • Aug 20 Robin Oakley, British journalist
  • Aug 20 Jo Ramirez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author

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Aug 20 Slobodan Milosevic, President of Serbia (1991-97) and Yugoslavia (1997-2000), born in Pozarevac

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic

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Aug 22 Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Englewood, New Jersey

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells

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