What Happened on February 22, 1941

Historical Events

  • Arthur "Bomber" Harris becomes British Air Marshal
  • German assault on El Agheila Libya
  • IG Farben decides building Buna-Werke in Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Nazi police raid Amsterdam and round up 429 young Jews for deportation to be sent to Buchenwald and Mauthausen concentration camps
  • Paul Creston's 1st Symphony premieres
  • Roy Harris' "Ballad of a Railroad Man" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Hipólito Mejía, Dominican politician, born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
  • Jürgen Nöldner, German soccer midfielder (30 caps East Germany; ASK Vorwärts Berlin 285 games), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2022)

Famous Weddings

William J. Casey

Future CIA Director William J. Casey (27) weds Sophia Kurz

1941 Highlights

About February 22, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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