On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1941

Historical Events

  • "Gordo" comic strip (by Gus Arriola) 1st appears in newspapers
  • Germany advances within 60 miles (96 K) of Moscow

Historic Siege

Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa, Russia during the siege of Odessa, part of the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union


Famous Birthdays

  • Derek David Bourgeois, British composer, conductor and educator (National Youth Chamber Orchestra) born in Kingston upon Thames, England (d. 2017)
  • Erkki Jokinen, Finnish classical composer, noted for his embrace of the accordion, born in Tervakoski, Finland
  • Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
1941 Highlights

About October 16, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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