On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1941

Historical Events

  • 551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania

Famous Birthdays

  • Franco Columbu, Italian bodybuilder, powerlifter, actor and author (Mr. Olympia 1976, 81), born in Ollolai, Sardinia (d. 2019)
  • Howard Johnson, American jazz baritone saxophonist and tuba player (SNL band), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Thomas F Hartnett, American politician (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86), born in Charleston, South Carolina

Famous Deaths


Person of interestRabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher, poet, writer (Nobel Prize for Literature 1913), dies at 80


1941 Highlights

About August 7, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo