What Happened on August 30, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Siege of Leningrad by German troops begins during WWII
  • St Louis Card Lon Warneke no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Winston Churchill approves a nuclear programme (Tube Alloys), first national leader to do so

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Jones, American politician and actor (The Dukes of Hazzard), born in Tarboro, North Carolina
  • John McNally, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • Sue MacGregor, BBC 4 radio broadcaster (Woman's Hour), born in Oxford, England

Famous Deaths

  • Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist (b. 1874)