On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1941

Historical Events

  • World War II: A counter-offensive is launched by the British against the Italians in East Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Goldsboro, American pop and country singer-songwriter ("Honey"), born in Marianna, Florida
  • David Ruffin, American soul musician and early lead singer for The Temptations ("My Girl"; "Ain't Too Proud to Beg"), born in Whynot, Mississippi (d. 1991)
  • Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Iva Zanicchi, Italian actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro), born in Ligonchio, Italy
1941 Highlights

About January 18, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn