On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike and Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely for Yankees for a famous Baseball World Series error; would have been last out, instead Yankees score 4 and win 7-4; win series, 4-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Eduardo Duhalde, President of Argentina (2002-03), born in Lomas de Zamora, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ricardo Hoffmann, marathon swimmer (299 miles)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, dies at 84