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

Person of interestPlácido Domingo

Placido Domingo, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly), born in Madrid, Spain

Opera Singer and Conductor Plácido Domingo
Opera Singer and Conductor
Plácido Domingo
  • Richie Havens, American folk singer (Here Comes the Sun), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor
1941 Highlights

About January 21, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius