What Happened on June 2, 1941

Historical Events

  • WWII: British Royal Navy captures U-110, its 1st German U-boat; after gathering valuable code machinery, they sink the vessel

Famous Birthdays

Charlie WattsCharlie Watts (1941-2021)

British rock and jazz drummer (Rolling Stones), born in London, England

  • Lou Nanne, Canadian-born American hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Sault Ste. Maria, Ontario
  • Oda Mayumi, resident artist (Green Gulch Zen Center), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Stacy Keach, American actor (Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • William Guest, American soul singer (Gladys Knight Show), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)
Born in 1941

Famous Deaths

Lou GehrigLou Gehrig (1903-1941)

American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP; 7 x MLB All Star; NY Yankees), dies of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a disorder now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease at 37

1941 Highlights

About June 2, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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