On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1941

Historical Events

  • Nazis execute 5,000 Jews in Kovono, Lithuania
  • US forces land in Iceland to forestall Nazi invasion
  • World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Oddie, English comedian and ornithologist
  • James "Jim" Rodford, English rock vocalist and bassist (The Kinks, Argent, Zombies), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire (d. 2018)
  • Michael Howard, British politician
1941 Highlights

About July 7, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer