On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • Placido Domingo, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Richie Havens, American folk singer (Here Comes the Sun), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor