On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1941

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Howard Florey
  • Latvia partisans shoot 416 Jews dead
  • Politburo of Yugoslav communist party reorganizes

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)

Famous Deaths

  • Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (b. 1881)
1941 Highlights

About July 4, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer