On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1941

Historical Events

  • 1st US Navy vessel constructed as mine layer, USS Terror (CM-5) launched from the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • MLB New York Giants use plastic batting helmets for 1st time

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, born in Scotland (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-American automotive pioneer, dies of a heart attack at 62
1941 Highlights

About June 6, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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