What Happened in 1941 (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 646 of 646

  • Dec 13 U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal
  • Dec 14 1st NFL division playoff, Bears beat Packers 33-14

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Dec 14 Premier Winston Churchill travels to US on board HMS Duke of York

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Dec 14 U-557 torpedoes British cruiser Galatea
  • Dec 14 Japan and Thailand sign a treaty of alliance
  • Dec 15 Gas/electrical use restricted in Holland
  • Dec 15 German submarine U-127 sinks
  • Dec 15 Nazi's transfers 100 Czech citizens/Heinrich Himmler falls faint
  • Dec 15 North Africa: allied assault up Italians Gazala-posing
  • Dec 15 USS Swordfish becomes 1st US sub to sink a Japanese ship
  • Dec 15 The American Federation of Labor adopts a no-strike policy in war industries.
  • Dec 16 Sarawak occupied by Japanese forces
  • Dec 17 Dutch & Australian troops lands on Portuguese Timor
  • Dec 17 German submarine U-31 sunk

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Dec 17 German troops led by Erwin Rommel begin retreating in North Africa

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Dec 17 World War II: Beginning of the Siege of Sebastopol.
  • Dec 18 German submarine U-434 sinks
  • Dec 18 Japanese troops land on Hong Kong
  • Dec 19 German submarine U-574 sinks

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Dec 19 Hitler takes complete command of German Army

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dec 19 US Office of Censorship created to control info pertaining to WW II
  • Dec 20 Free France under adm Muselier occupies St-Pierre et Miquelon
  • Dec 20 Japanese troops lands on Mindanao
  • Dec 20 World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.
  • Dec 21 Chicago Bears Ray McLean makes last NFL drop kick for an extra point
  • Dec 21 Chicago bears win the NFL championship
  • Dec 21 David Diamond's 1st Symphony premieres
  • Dec 21 German submarine U-567 sinks
  • Dec 22 Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines
  • Dec 22 Tito establishes 1st Proletarian Brigade in Yugoslavia
  • Dec 22 Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C. for a wartime conference
  • Dec 22 1942 NFL Draft: Bill Dudley from University of Virginia first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Dec 23 American forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese
  • Dec 23 British troops overrun Benghazi, Libya
  • Dec 23 Japan begins assault on Rangoon, Burma
  • Dec 24 First ships of admiral Nagumo's Pearl Harbor fleet return to Japan
  • Dec 25 Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong
  • Dec 25 Japanese aircraft carriers Akagi/Kagu back in Kure, Japan
  • Dec 26 Winston Churchill becomes first British Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of the US Congress, warning that Axis would "stop at nothing"
  • Dec 27 Japan bombs Manila even though it was declared an "open city"
  • Dec 27 Siberia: Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 7th Symphony
  • Dec 28 State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia
  • Dec 30 Nazibezetters oblige artsen member to become of Artsenkamer
  • Dec 30 Nazis require Dutch physicians to join Nazi organization
  • Dec 30 Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament
  • Dec 31 Young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 752

  • Oct 11 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1999)
  • Oct 11 Charles Shyer, American film director
  • Oct 12 Craig A Washington, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • Oct 12 Michael Mansfield, English barrister
  • Oct 13 John Snow, cricketer (fiery England quickie Unpopular with Aussies)
  • Oct 13 Paul Simon, singer/actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 14 Jim Courter, (Rep-R-NJ, 1979- )
  • Oct 14 Art Shamsky, American baseball player
  • Oct 16 Derek David Bourgeois, composer
  • Oct 16 Erkki Jokinen, composer
  • Oct 16 Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
  • Oct 17 Alan Howard, rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • Oct 17 Earl Thomas Conley, Portsmouth Oh, country singer (Too Many Times)
  • Oct 17 James Seals, Sidney Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
  • Oct 18 William "Billy" Cox, Guitarist (performed with Jimi Hendrix), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Oct 19 Simon Ward, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Oct 20 Bob Panasik, Windsor Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Canadian TPC)
  • Oct 21 Marina Ripa, countess/writer (My First 40 Years), born in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 21 Steve Cropper, TN, guitarist/songwriter (Booker T & MGs)
  • Oct 22 Charles Keating, English actor (Carl Hutchins-Another World), born in London, England, (d. 2014)
  • Oct 23 Colin Milburn, cricketer (England bat whose career was cut short)
  • Oct 23 Igor Smirnov, Moldovan politician
  • Oct 23 Mel Winkler, American actor
  • Oct 24 Frank AM Aendenboom, Flemish actor (Lion of Flanders)
  • Oct 24 William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer
  • Oct 25 Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist)
  • Oct 25 Bobby Keetch, soccer player/entrepreneur
  • Oct 25 Helen Reddy, Australian rock vocalist (I Am Woman), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 26 Harald Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • Oct 27 Dick Trickle, American auto racer, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 28 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 2015)
  • Oct 28 Glenn Moore, American jazz musician, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 28 Hank Marvin, England, [Brian Rankin], rocker
  • Oct 28 John Hallam, Irish actor
  • Oct 29 Brian Yuile, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer took 34 wkts in 17 Tests)
  • Oct 30 Otis Williams [Otis Miles], American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), born in Texarkana, Texas
  • Oct 30 Jim Ray Hart, American baseball player (Giants), born in Hookerton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Oct 31 Lucas Brown Jackson, American basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • Oct 31 Derek Bell, British racing driver
  • Oct 31 Dan Alderson, American scientist
  • Nov 1 Joe Louis Caldwell, Texas City, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Nov 1 Johnny Kendall, [Johan Donkerkaat], Dutch blues singer
  • Nov 1 Robert Foxworth, actor (Chase-Falcon Crest, Frankenstein), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 1 Alfio Basile, Argentine football coach
  • Nov 2 Bruce Welch, [Cripps], rocker (Shadows Bognor Regis)
  • Nov 2 David Knapp Stockton, PGA golfer (1970 PGA), born in San Bernardino, California

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Nov 2 Dave Stockton, golfer and two-time PGA Champion (1970, 1976), born in San Bernardino, California

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Nov 3 Brian Poole, Essex England, vocalist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • Nov 4 Martin Brozius, Dutch actor (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)
  • Nov 5 Patricia Harty, actress (Occasional Wife, Blondie), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 5 Art Garfunkel, American singer/actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in New York
  • Nov 6 Doug Sahm, country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Nov 6 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 6 James Bowman, English contratenor

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Nov 9 Tom Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1990)

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Tom Fogerty
  • Nov 10 John Geoghegan, Silver Star recipient (d. 1965)
  • Nov 12 Frank Rosenthal, rocker
  • Nov 12 Jennifer Helen McLeod, composer
  • Nov 13 Dack Rambo, Delano California, actor (Guns of Will Sonnett, Dallas)
  • Nov 13 Mel Stottlemyre, Wash, pitcher (NY Yankee)/pitching coach (NY Met)
  • Nov 13 Eberhard Diepgen, German politician
  • Nov 14 Hermanus J Kriel, South African minister of Planning (1989- )
  • Nov 15 Daniel Manus Pinkwater, US, sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)
  • Nov 16 Ann Dore McLaughlin, US Secretary of Labor (1987- )
  • Nov 16 Dan Penn, US songwriter/producer/gospel singer (Out in Left Field)
  • Nov 17 Gene Clark, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 17 Peter Hoagland, (Rep-D-Nebraska)
  • Nov 18 David Hemmings, Guilford England, actor (Blow-up, Barbarella)
  • Nov 19 Dan Haggerty, actor (Grizzly Adams), born in Hollywood California, (d. 2016)
  • Nov 19 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Nov 19 Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Governor of Wisconsin
  • Nov 20 Gary Karr, double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 20 Haseena Moin, Pakistani television drama writer and Urdu playwright
  • Nov 21 David Porter, US songwriter (Soul Man)
  • Nov 21 Juliet Mills, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII), born in London, England
  • Nov 21 İdil Biret, Turkish pianist
  • Nov 22 Jacques LaPerriere, NHL defensive Hall of Famer
  • Nov 22 Ron McClure, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • Nov 22 Tom Conti, Paisley Scotland, actor (Reuben Reuben, American Dreamer)
  • Nov 22 Jesse Colin Young, American musician
  • Nov 23 Alan Mullery, English soccer player
  • Nov 23 Franco Nero, Italian actor
  • Nov 24 Donald "Duck" Dunn, TN, bassist (Booker T-Mar-Keys, Walkin' the Dog), (d, 2012)
  • Nov 24 Gary Boyle, rocker (Isotope)
  • Nov 24 John de Andrea, US sculptor
  • Nov 24 Pete Best, British drummer (Beatles)
  • Nov 25 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Indian Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (d. 2001)
  • Nov 26 Jeff Torborg, baseball player
  • Nov 26 Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano
  • Nov 27 Eddie Rabbitt, American singer (d. 1998)
  • Nov 27 Aimé Jacquet, French football manager
  • Nov 28 Laura Antonelli, actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), born in Pola, Italy
  • Nov 29 Dennis Doherty, Halifax Canada, rocker (Mamas & The Papas)
  • Nov 29 Ronald D Coleman, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • Dec 2 Paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity)
  • Dec 2 Tom McGuiness, rocker (McGuiness-Flint)
  • Dec 3 Mary Alice, Indianola MS, newscaster (CBS, Lettie-Different World)
  • Dec 4 Humberto Solas, director/writer (Lucia)
  • Dec 4 Raul Blanco, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Dec 5 David Wilson, English contractor/multi-millionaire

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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