On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1941

Historical Events

  • 1st US Army flying school for black cadets dedicated (Tuskegee, Alabama)

Music History

BBC World Service begins playing V(ictory) ("...-" in Morse code) (opening of Ludwig van Beethoven's 5th symphony)

Historic Event

British PM Winston Churchill launches his "V for Victory" campaign

Film & TV History

Tom and Jerry first appear under their own names in cartoon "The Midnight Snack" by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera

Historic Event

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt appoints the Fair Employment Practice Committee (FEPC)


Famous Birthdays

  • Jennifer Dunn, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2007)
  • Jerry Huckaby, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in Hodge, Jackson Parish Louisiana
  • Natalia Bessmertnova, Soviet ballerina (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2008)
  • Neelie Kroes, Dutch politician (VVD) and Minister of Traffic, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Phil Upchurch, American jazz, blues, and session guitarist ("You Can't Sit Down"), born in Chicago, Illinois
1941 Highlights

About July 19, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer