On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1941

Historical Events

  • 1st British turbojet flies
  • British attack Halfaya-pass & Fort Capuzzo in Egypt and Libya

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid Jewish music

Famous Birthdays

  • Cyril Cooray, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test umpire on intl panel)
  • K. T. Oslin, American country singer (80's Ladies), born in Crossett, Arkansas (d. 2020)
  • Lainie Kazan, singer/actress (Lust in the Dust, Beaches), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Richard Edward Wilson, composer
1941 Highlights

About May 15, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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