On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1941

Historical Events

  • 1st transport of Jews to concentration camps leave Plotsk Poland
  • Nazi Germany orders Polish Jews barred from using public transportation
  • Romania breaks relations with Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie, Indigenous Canadian-American folksinger (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone), and songwriter ("Up Where We Belong"), born in the Piapot 75 reserve, Saskatchewan
  • Clyde Wright, American MLB pitcher (no-hitter v Oakland 1970), born in Jefferson City, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • La Bolduc, French Canadian singer and songwriter (b. 1894)
1941 Highlights

About February 20, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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