On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1941

Historical Events

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

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)
  • Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Len Chappell, American NBA forward (All Star 1964), 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? 79 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius