On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1941

Historical Events

  • 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tennessee

Historic Publication

Captain America created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby is first published by Timely Comics (premiere issue released on December 20, 1940)

  • Former University of Notre Dame star fullback Elmer Layden is named first Commissioner of the NFL
  • German troops invade Bulgaria

Historic Event

Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp

  • Rangers' goalie Dave Kerr becomes the 5th goaltender in NHL history to record 200 career victories when New York wins, 3-1 over the Canadiens at Montreal

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Marcis, American auto racer (NASCAR Winston Cup Series 1975 runner-up; 5 career wins, 94 top-fives and 222 top-tens), born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Michael Lampton, American astronaut and founder of the optical ray tracing company "Stellar Software", born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
1941 Highlights

About March 1, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years and 9 months
Leap Year: No

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