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)
Born in 1941

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Chevrolet, Swiss auto racer (co-founder Chevrolet Motor Car Company), dies of a heart attack at 62

About June 6, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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