On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 73rd Belmont: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Whirlaway to claim first of 2 Triple Crowns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and Richard L. M. Synge give the first demonstration of partition chromatography (separation of mixtures) at a meeting of the Biochemical Society held at the National Institute for Medical Research, Hampstead

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin

Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Colonial CC, Fort Worth: In sweltering heat, Craig Wood wins by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Denny Shute

Golfer Denny Shute
Golfer
Denny Shute

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaime Laredo, violinist (Qn Elisabeth of Belgium prize 1959), born in Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer, born in Wells (d. 1972)