On This Day

What Happened on July 10, 1941

Historical Events

  • Continuation War: Finland invades East Karelia as hostilities with the Soviet Union resume following the German invasion in June
  • Jedwabne Pogrom: massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne, Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • David G. Hartwell, American editor and anthologist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Ian Whitcomb, English rocker (You Turn Me On), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2020)
  • Jake Eberts, film producer (Chariots of Fire, Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Klimuk, Polish cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30), born in Komarovka, Belarus
  • Robert Pine, American actor (Joe Getraer-CHiPs), born in Scarsdale, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton [LeMothe], American jazz pioneer pianist and composer (King Porter Stomp), dies in LA at 56
1941 Highlights

About July 10, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer