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

  • Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)
  • Martin Carthy, English folk musician, born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire
  • Ronald Isley, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
1941 Highlights

About May 21, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini