What Happened on August 20, 1941

Historical Events

  • Police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Brock, British progressive rock singer, and multi-instrumental musician (Hawkwind), born in Isleworth, Middlesex, England
  • Jo Ramírez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author, born in Mexico City
  • Rich Brooks, American football player and coach (University of Oregon 1977-94; St. Louis Rams 1995-96), born in Forest, California
  • Robin Oakley, British journalist and political editor (BBC 1998-2000, CNN 2000-08)

Slobodan Milošević (1941-2006)

President of Serbia (1991-97) and Yugoslavia (1997-2000), born in Pozarevac, Yugoslavia

  • Stevan Ostojić, Serbian soccer striker (2 caps Yugoslavia; Red Star Belgrade) and manager (RS Belgrade), born in Ostojićevo, Serbia (d. 2022)
  • William H. Gray III, American politician (Rep-D-PA, 1978-1991), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2013)
Born in 1941
1941 Highlights

About August 20, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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