On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1941

Historical Events

  • Baseball umpire Jocko Conlan ejects Pirate manager Frankie Frisch for coming out on field holding an umbrella to get a rainout

Germany Invades the Soviet Union

Romania annexes the Transnistria territory from the Soviet Union after Operation Barbarossa

Famous Birthdays

  • Milford Graves, American avant-garde and free jazz drummer, percussionist (New York Art Quartet), and educator (Bennington College, Vermont, 1973-2012), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 2021) [1]
1941 Highlights

About August 19, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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