On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine" premieres in NYC
  • Nazis forbid Jews access to caf├ęs
  • Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq
  • The Blockade Runner Badge for German Kriegsmarine is instituted.
  • US Navy takes over Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay

Famous Birthdays

  • Ajit Wadekar, cricketer (stalwart Indian batsman & capt)

Famous Deaths

  • Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian and hagiographer, dies at 81