On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1941

Historical Events

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

8th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Craig Wood wins his first major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Byron Nelson; Masters' first wire-to-wire champion

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
  • Beginning of operation Bestrafung - German bombers attack Belgrade (17,000 die)
  • British major general Michael Gambier-Parry captured in North Africa
  • German bombardment of Piraeus (munitions ship explodes)
  • Italian forces holding Addis Ababa surrender to British & Ethiopian forces

Famous Birthdays

  • (William) Louis Shelton, American session guitarist and music producer, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Gheorghe Zamfir, Romanian pan lute player, born in Găești, Romania
  • Hans W Geissendorfer, Augsburg Germany, director (Sternsteinhof)
1941 Highlights

About April 6, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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