What Happened on September 17, 1941

Historical Events

Sports History

Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4

Meeting of Interest

Famous meeting between Danish physicist Niels Bohr and German head of nuclear energy project Werner Heisenberg in Copenhagen to discuss nuclear weapons (date approximate)

  • The New Zealand Labour Party abolishes the death penalty (It is reintroduced by the National government in 1950 before being finally removed from the statute book in 1961)
  • World War II: A decree issued by the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch "Universal compulsory military training of the citizens of the USSR" in the face of the "Great Patriotic War"
1941 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Matsui, American politician (Rep-D-California, 1979-2005), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2005)
  • Nils Arne Eggen, Norwegian soccer defender (29 caps; Rosenborg, VĂ¥lerengen FC) and manager (Norway; Rosenborg), born in Orkdal, Norway (d. 2022)
  • William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1948), born in Stockholm (d. 2012)
Born in 1941

About September 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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