On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1941

Historical Events


Soviet UnionSiege of Leningrad

Siege of Leningrad by German troops begins during WWII

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Two young girls help assemble Soviet submachine guns during the Siege of Leningrad
Two young girls help assemble Soviet submachine guns during the Siege of Leningrad
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  • 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 - "Needles And Pins"), 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, dies at 67
1941 Highlights

About August 30, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo