On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1941

Historical Events

  • 1st anti-Jewish measures in Bulgaria
  • 1st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater, Freeport, Texas
  • Australian and British troops attack Tobruk, Libya
  • British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivan Putski, Polish-born American professional wrestler

Plácido Domingo

Plácido Domingo, Spanish opera and Latin tenor, conductor and artistic director (Verdi's "Otello"), born in Madrid, Spain

  • Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist who opened the Woodstock Festival ("Freedom"; "Here Comes the Sun"), born in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor
1941 Highlights

About January 21, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius