On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1941

Historical Events

  • Anti-German demonstration in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • British army Layforce commando units set sail

Boxing Title Fight

In his 13th title defence Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York to retain NYSAC heavyweight boxing crown

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugène Terre'Blanche, South African white supremacist and leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, born in Ventersdorp, Transvaal Province, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)
  • Jerry Scheff, American session and touring bassist (Elvis Presley, 1969 to 1977), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Len Chappell, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1964 NY Knicks; All-American 1962 Wake Forest Uni), born in Portage, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Richard A Gephardt, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
1941 Highlights

About January 31, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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