On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1941

Historical Events

  • British Australian troops conquer Bardia, Libya

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Cunis, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (20 Tests, 51 wickets, BB 6/76; Auckland, Northern Districts CA), born in Whangarei, New Zealand (d. 2008)
  • Grady Thomas, American rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain), born in Newark, New Jersey

Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese filmmaker (Spirited Away), born in Tokyo, Japan

  • Mansur Ali Khan, Indian cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman & capt), born in Bhopal, India (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson, British pilot who was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, dies during a ferry flight at 37

1941 Highlights

About January 5, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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