On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1941

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

In a hard fought 15th title defence Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in the 13th round at Olympia Stadium, Detroit to retain NYSAC heavyweight boxing crown

Famous Birthdays

  • Dirk D Frimout, Belgian cosmonaut
  • John Boylan, American record producer (Pure Prairie League; Commander Cody; Little River Band), born in New York City
  • Malcolm Francke, cricketer (leg-spinner, Ceylon 1956 to Qld 1984)

Famous Weddings

Hattie McDaniel

American Actress Hattie McDaniel (45) weds real estate salesman James Lloyd Crawford; divorced 1945

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Liefmann, German economist (Kartelle und Trusts), dies at 67
1941 Highlights

About March 21, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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