On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1941

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Citizen Kane", directed by Orson Welles and starring himself, Joseph Cotten and Dorothy Corningore, premieres at the Palace Theater in New York City

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles
  • General Mills introduces CheeriOats (renamed Cheerios in 1945) an oat-based, ready-to-eat cold cereal
  • German assault on Tobruk
  • US savings bonds go on sale to help finance the war effort

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Barendrecht [BHM Wurfbain], actress (Dirty Picture)
  • Juraj Hatrick, composer

Famous Deaths

  • John R Locksmith de Brown, vicar/CHU-politician, dies at 71
1941 Highlights

About May 1, 1941

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

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus