On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1941

Historical Events

  • 2 Fokker employees flee Nazi occupied Netherlands to England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert E Sherwood (There shall be no night)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • Stanley Cowell American jazz pianist (Heath Brothers), record label co-founder (Strata-East), and educator, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • Terry Baker, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1962, Oregon State), born in Pine River, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Natalija Obrenović, Queen of Serbia (b. 1859)
1941 Highlights

About May 5, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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