On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1941

Historical Events

Sports History

Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

  • World War II: At least 4,000 people who hid in a tunnel die after a Japanese air attack on the Chinese city of Chongqing

Famous Birthdays

  • Martha Argerich, Argentine-Swiss classical piano prodigy (concert debut at age 8; Chopin Competition winner, 1964), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Robert Kraft

Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots, born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Spalding Gray

Spalding Gray, American actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2004)


Famous Weddings

Red Auerbach

NBA coach Red Auerbach (23) weds Dorothy Lewis

1941 Highlights

About June 5, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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