On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1941

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter

Famous Birthdays

  • Connie Smith, American singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Guinnevere"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Peter Truscott, New Zealand cricketer (one Test NZ v Pakistan 1965, 3 & 26), born in Pahiatua, Manawatu, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
  • Paul Sabatier, French chemist (Nobel 1912 - improving the hydrogenation of organic species in the presence of metals), dies at 86
  • Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
1941 Highlights

About August 14, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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