On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1941

Historical Events

Historic Event

British House of Commons votes for Winston Churchill (477-3)

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Music Recording

Glenn Miller records "Chattanooga Choo Choo" for RCA, it becomes 1st record to be designated "gold"

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller

Famous Birthdays

  • Grahame Bilby, New Zealand cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1966), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • David Wijnkoop, Dutch revolutionary socialist, dies
  • Sir James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist (b. 1854)
1941 Highlights

About May 7, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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