On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1941

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestChubby Checker

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

Singer and Dancer Chubby Checker
Singer and Dancer
Chubby Checker

Famous Deaths

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

About October 3, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra