What Happened on July 4, 1941

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Howard Florey and Norman Heatley meet for 1st time, 11 days later they successfully recreate penicillin

  • Latvia partisans shoot 416 Jews dead
  • Politburo of Yugoslav communist party reorganizes
1941 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Willson, American peace activist, born in New York
  • Sergio Oliva, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2012)
Born in 1941

Famous Deaths

  • Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (b. 1881)

About July 4, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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