What Happened on January 5, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • British Australian troops conquer Bardia, Libya

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Cunis, New Zealand cricketer (New Zealand pace bowler of the late 60's), born in Whangarei, New Zealand (d. 2008)

Person of interestChuck McKinley

Chuck McKinley, American tennis player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1986)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • Grady Thomas, American rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese filmmaker (Spirited Away), born in Tokyo
  • Mansur Ali Khan, Indian cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman & capt), born in Bhopal, India (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAmy 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

Aviator Amy Johnson
Aviator
Amy Johnson