On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1941

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Brock, British singer, musician and founder of Hawkwind, born in Isleworth, Middlesex, England
  • Jo Ramírez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 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)

Person of interestSlobodan Milošević

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

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milošević
  • William H. Gray III, American politician (Rep-D-PA, 1978-1991), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2013)
1941 Highlights

About August 20, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo