On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Bertolt Brecht's play "Mother Courage and her Childeren" premieres in Zurich
  • Bulgarian troops invade Macedonia
  • Milk rationed in Holland

Famous Birthdays

  • Michel Roux, French chef and restaurateur (opened Le Gavroche, 1st three Michelin starred restaurant in Britain), born in Charolles, Saône-et-Loire, Vichy France
  • Roberto Carlos, Brazilian singer and songwriter (Louco por você), born in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Brazil

Famous Weddings

  • Youngest Mitford sister Deborah Mitford marries Andrew Cavendish, son of the Duke of Devonshire in London

Famous Deaths

  • Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer, dies at 63