On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1941

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator, born in Lima, Peru
  • Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus), born in Leicester, England (d. 1989)
  • Little Anthony [Anthony Gourdine], American rhythm and blues singer (Little Anthony and the Imperials-Goin' Out of My Head), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths


Person of interestRobert Baden-Powell

Robert Baden-Powell, British founder of the Boy Scout movement, dies at 83

Founder of Scouts Robert Baden-Powell
Founder of Scouts
Robert Baden-Powell

1941 Highlights

About January 8, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn