On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1941

Historical Events

Film Premier

"The Maltese Falcon" directed by John Huston and based on Dashiell Hammett's 1929 novel of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, premieres in New York City

Historic Event

Adolf Hitler says Russia is "already broken and will never rise again" in a broadcast to the German people

  • All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS
  • Nazis blow up 6 synagoges in Paris

Famous Birthdays

Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter ("The Twist"; "Limbo Rock"), born in Spring Gully, South Carolina.

Famous Deaths

  • Wilhelm Kienzl, Austrian composer (Kuhreigen), dies at 84
1941 Highlights

About October 3, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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