On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1941

Historical Events

  • 1st Dutch Austrians depart Hague
  • US embargo on oil-export to Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Brenton Wood [Alfred Smith], American rock musician ("Gimme Little Sign"), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Darlene Love [Wright], American singer ("He's a Rebel"; "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" ), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Lee Whorf, American linguist (the relation of language to thinking and cognition), dies at 44
  • Benjamin Whorf, anthropologist, dies
  • Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician (Lebesgue integration), dies at 66
  • Marx Dormoy, French socialist, killed by a time bomb
1941 Highlights

About July 26, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo