On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1941

Historical Events

Historic Event

Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine" premieres in NYC

  • Nazis forbid Jews access to cafés
  • 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, Indian cricket batsman and captain (37 Tests; top score 143), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian and hagiographer, dies at 81
1941 Highlights

About April 1, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries