On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1941

Historical Events

  • Clothing factory fire in Huddersfield, England kills 49
  • Mount Rushmore Monument is completed in South Dakota, designed by Gutzon Borglum
  • Prior to US joining WWII, German submarine U-552 torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James near Iceland

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Alderson, American scientist (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and sci-fi fandom figure, (d. 1989)
  • Derek Bell, British racing driver, born in Pinner, Middlesex, England
  • Lucas Brown Jackson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in San Marcos, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Herwarth Walden, German art writer and critic, dies in a Soviet prison at 63
1941 Highlights

About October 31, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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