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
  • Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa, Russia

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? 79 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra