On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1941

Historical Events

Film Premier

"How Green Was My Valley" based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn, directed by John Ford and starring Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O'Hara premieres in New York (Best Picture 1942)

Famous Birthdays

  • AndrĂ© Quilis, French rugby union flanker (5 caps; RC Narbonne), born in Coursan, France (d. 2020)
  • Curtis Lee, American singer ("Pretty Little Angel Eyes"), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 2015)
  • Glen Moore, American jazz bassist and composer, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Hank Marvin [Brian Rankin], British rock guitarist (The Shadows - "Apache"; "Foot Tapper"), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
  • John Hallam, British character actor, born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland (d. 2006)
1941 Highlights

About October 28, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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