On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Luftwaffe bombs German 23rd division
  • NY Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez sets MLB record for most walks in a shutout, issuing 11 in 9-0 win v St. Louis Browns
  • The first Jeep is produced.

Famous Birthdays

  • Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter, born in Septfonds, Tarn-et-Garonne, France (d. 2004)
  • Ronald Harmon Brown, American politician (Democratic Party), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1996)