On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1941

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British intelligence at Bletchley Park breaks German spy codes after capturing Enigma machines aboard the weather ship Muenchen

Computer Scientist Alan Turing
Computer Scientist
Alan Turing

MurderMurder of Interest

Louis Buchalter is arraigned in New York state court on the 1936 Joseph Rosen murder along with three other murders

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothy Hyman, England, sprinter (Olympic silver 1960)
  • Howard Komives, American NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Jan Dibbets, sculptor/artist (Dutch Mountains)
  • Pete Birrell, British rock bassist (Freddie and The Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now") born in Wythenshawe, Cheshire, England
1941 Highlights

About May 9, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus