On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1941

Historical Events

  • German airforce occupies airport at Maleme, Crete
  • Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp
  • SS Robin Moor becomes the first US ship sunk by a U-boat during World War II

Famous Birthdays

  • Anatoly Levchenko, Soviet cosmonaut (TM-4), born in Krasnokutsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (d. 1988)
  • Martin Carthy, English folk musician, born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire
  • Ronald Isley, American singer (Isley Brothers - "Twist and Shout"; "This Old Heart Of Mine"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
1941 Highlights

About May 21, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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