On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1941

Historical Events

Historic Event

Adolf Hitler orders that for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavs should be killed

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • German armoured troops surround Kiev, Ukraine
  • Jews of Vilna Poland confined to Ghetto

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim McBride, American director and actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • Joe Butler, American rock vocalist and drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • Richard Perle, American political advisor, born in NYC, New York
  • Tommy Carberry, Irish jockey (d. 2017)
1941 Highlights

About September 16, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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