What Happened in 1941 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 646

  • Oct 31 Prior to US joining WW II, Germany torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James
  • Oct 31 Clothing factory fire in Huddersfield, England kills 49
  • Nov 1 Chetniks attacks Tito's partizans in Uzice Yugoslavia
  • Nov 1 Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima arrive in Pearl Harbor
  • Nov 3 Hirohiti's accord on Yamamoto's attack plan on Pearl Harbor fails
  • Nov 5 Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima leave Pearl Harbor
  • Nov 6 Einsatz Gruppe kills 15,000 Jews of Rovno Ukraine
  • Nov 6 Japanese fleet readies assault on Pearl Harbor
  • Nov 6 USA lends Soviet Union $1 million
  • Nov 7 British air attacks on Berlin, Mannheim & Ruhrgebied
  • Nov 8 The Albanian Communist Party is founded.

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Nov 9 Hitler threatens Clemens August, Graf von Galen, Bishop of Münster

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Nov 11 Czech premier general Eliasj arrested by Nazis
  • Nov 12 Germany's drive to take Moscow halted
  • Nov 12 WOV-AM & WNEW-AM in NYC swaps call letters
  • Nov 12 Alma Heflin, the first American female test pilot for commercial aircraft, made her first test flight for the Piper Aircraft Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 13 German Abweht consults with Chetnikleider Draza Mihailovic
  • Nov 14 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean, having been torpedoed by a German submarine the day before
  • Nov 14 Gov-Gen Wouters of Dutch Antilles refuses Jews refuge
  • Nov 15 Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
  • Nov 15 Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier
  • Nov 16 German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)
  • Nov 17 Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • Nov 18 British troops open attack on Tobruk, North Africa
  • Nov 18 Jerome Chodorov/Joseph Fields' "Junior Miss" premieres in NYC

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Nov 18 Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 20 Adm Nomura & Kurusu hands over Japanese last diplomatic note
  • Nov 20 German "auxiliary cruiser" (armed merchant raider) Kormoran sinks near Australia
  • Nov 21 German troops occupy Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia
  • Nov 22 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis
  • Nov 22 NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya
  • Nov 23 German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
  • Nov 24 "Life Certificates" issued to some Jews of Vilna, the rest are exterminated
  • Nov 24 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
  • Nov 24 US troops land on Suriname to protect bauxite mine
  • Nov 25 German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
  • Nov 25 Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player/manager
  • Nov 25 Finland joined the Anti-Komintern Pact.

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Nov 26 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • Nov 26 General Alan Cunningham relieved of command of British 8th Army in North Africa
  • Nov 26 British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda
  • Nov 26 Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor
  • Nov 26 Lebanon independence first proclaimed by France
  • Nov 27 British 13th Army Corps reaches Tobruk

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Nov 27 Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Nov 27 USSR begins a counter offensive, causes Germany to retreat
  • Nov 28 German troops vacate Rostov
  • Nov 29 29th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 18-16
  • Nov 29 Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Jap war fleet
  • Nov 30 101 year old Nyack-Tarrytown (NY) ferry makes its last run
  • Nov 30 Japanese Emperor Hirohito consults with admirals Shimada & Nagano
  • Dec 1 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python
  • Dec 1 Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war
  • Dec 1 Last day of first-class cricket in Australia for 4 years
  • Dec 1 US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes
  • Dec 2 Largest roller skating rink (outside of NYC) opens in Peekskill NY
  • Dec 2 NY Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager, replacing Bill Terry
  • Dec 2 US Naval Intelligence ceases bugging Japanese consul
  • Dec 2 Japanese Marshal Admiral Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor

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Dec 2 American mobster Louis Buchalter is sentenced to death along with his lieutenants Emanuel Weiss and Louis Capone

  • Dec 3 Hitler views Poltava, Ukraine
  • Dec 4 Nazi ordinance places Jews of Poland outside protection of courts
  • Dec 5 Football Writers Association of America organized
  • Dec 5 Patrick Hamilton's "Angel Street" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 5 Russian anti offensive in Moscow drives out nazi army
  • Dec 5 Sister Elizabeth Kenny new treatment for infantile paralysis approved
  • Dec 5 US aircraft carrier Lexington and 5 heavy cruisers leave Pearl Harbor
  • Dec 6 Dutch & British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore
  • Dec 6 NYC Council agrees to build Idlewild (Kennedy) Airport in Queens
  • Dec 7 Australian bombers land on Timor/Ambon
  • Dec 7 Futshida's air fleet passes coastline of Oahu
  • Dec 7 German siege of Tobruk ends after 8 months
  • Dec 7 Imperial Japanese Navy with 353 planes attack US fleet at Pearl Harbour Naval Base, Hawaii, killing 2403 people
  • Dec 7 Nacht & Nebel Erlass, resistance fighter sent to concentration camps
  • Dec 7 1st Japanese midget submarine (No. 20) attacked by a US ship (USS Ward)
  • Dec 8 Chełmno extermination camp opens, 50 kilometres from Łódź, Poland
  • Dec 8 London: Dutch government-in-exile declares war on Japan
  • Dec 8 Russian 16th army recaptures Krijukovo
  • Dec 8 San Francisco 1st blackout, at 6:15 PM
  • Dec 8 US & Britain declare war on Japan, US enters WW II
  • Dec 8 President Roosevelt delivers "Day of Infamy" speech to US Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbour
  • Dec 9 1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
  • Dec 9 300 Montgomery, SF opens as new Bank of America HQ
  • Dec 9 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)
  • Dec 9 China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
  • Dec 9 Citizen Register reports "Hostile planes reported nearing Westchester"
  • Dec 9 Hitler orders US ships are to be torpedoed
  • Dec 10 British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sunk following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
  • Dec 10 Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
  • Dec 10 Japanese troops overrun Guam
  • Dec 11 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
  • Dec 11 Germany & Italy declare war on USA
  • Dec 11 Giants acquire Johnny Mize from Cards for 3 players & $50,000
  • Dec 11 Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WW II-landing)
  • Dec 11 Japanese occupy Guam
  • Dec 12 European reservists on Java mobilize
  • Dec 12 German occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews
  • Dec 12 Russian 20th army recaptures Soljetsjnogorsk
  • Dec 13 German occupiers forbid National Front & Netherland Union
  • Dec 13 Lawine battlers destroy Haaraz, Peru; about 3,000 die

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 752

  • Aug 22 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, born in Wels (d. 2006)
  • Aug 22 Michael Aldrich, British inventor (online shopping), born in Brocket Hall, England (d. 2014)
  • Aug 23 Gloria Ehret, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 24 Ernest Wright Jr, US rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much)
  • Aug 25 Shirley Carter Burden, patrician
  • Aug 26 Barbet Schroeder, director (Barfly, Single White Female, More)
  • Aug 26 Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • Aug 26 Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress
  • Aug 27 Yuri Vassilyevich Malyshev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-2, T-11)
  • Aug 27 Harrison Page, American actor
  • Aug 28 Paul Peter Plishka, Old Forge Penn, bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens)
  • Aug 28 Sybille de Selys Longchamps, Belgian aristocrat
  • Aug 29 Robin Leach, TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), born in London, England
  • Aug 30 John McNally, rock guitarist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 30 Sue MacGregor, BBC-radio hostess
  • Aug 30 Ben Jones, American actor and politician
  • Aug 31 Emanuel Nunes, composer
  • Aug 31 Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio/TV-host (Paul Meier Show)
  • Aug 31 William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman
  • 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, actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 8 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California

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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)

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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, 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, 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
  • Oct 2 Ron Meagher, American rock bassist (The Beau Brummels), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 2 Zareh Baronian, Armenian theologian
  • Oct 3 Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Oct 4 Anne Rice, author (Interview with a Vampire), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Author Anne Rice
Anne Rice
  • Oct 4 Lori Saunders, Kansas City Mo (Petticoat Junction, Dusty Trails)
  • Oct 4 Roy Blount, Jr., American writer
  • Oct 4 Karl Oppitzhauser, Austrian racing driver
  • Oct 5 Ricardo Hoffmann, marathon swimmer (299 miles)
  • Oct 5 Eduardo Duhalde, President of Argentina
  • Oct 7 Martin Murray, rocker (Honeycombs), born in London, England
  • Oct 7 Tony Sylvester, rocker (Main Ingredient)
  • Oct 8 George Bellamy, rocker (Tornados)
  • Oct 8 Jesse Jackson, Greenville SC, clergyman/presidential candidate (D)
  • Oct 9 Trent Lott, (Rep-R-MS, 1973- )
  • Oct 9 Brian Lamb, Founder of c-span
  • Oct 9 Chucho Valdés, Cuban musician
  • Oct 10 Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian writer and environmentalist
  • Oct 10 Laurence Henry Tribe, Shanghai China, Harvard Law professor
  • Oct 10 Peter Coyote [Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon], American actor (ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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