On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 1941

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro

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

  • (Cecil) Hotep Idris Galeta, South African jazz pianist, composer, and educator, born in Crawford, Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • Jaime Laredo, Bolivian violinist (Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Prize, 1959), conductor (Vermont Symphony, 1999-), and educator, born in Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer, born in Wells (d. 1972)
1941 Highlights

About June 7, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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