On This Day

What Happened on November 24, 1941

Historical Events

  • "Life Certificates" issued to some Jews of Vilna, the rest are exterminated
  • Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
  • US troops land on Suriname to protect bauxite mine

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald "Duck" Dunn, American session bassist (Stax; Booker & The MG's; The Blues Brothers), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d, 2012)
  • Gary Boyle, rocker (Isotope)
  • John de Andrea, US sculptor

Person of interestPete Best

Pete Best, British drummer (Beatles), born in Madras, British India

Original Drummer of the Beatles Pete Best
Original Drummer of the Beatles
Pete Best
  • Wayne Lamar Jackson, American soul and R&B trumpeter ( Mar-Keys, The Memphis Horns), born in West Memphis, Arkansas (d. 2016)
1941 Highlights

About November 24, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius