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
  • Jim Rodford, British rock bassist (The Kinks; Argent; Zombies), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2018)
  • Marco Bollesan, Italian rugby union number 8 (47 caps; CUS Genova, Partenope) and coach (Italy 1985-88), born in Venice, Italy (d. 2021)
  • Michael Howard, British politician
1941 Highlights

About July 7, 1941

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

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