On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1941

Historical Events

  • New York Yankees clinch their 3rd straight AL pennant; beat the Red Sox, 6-3; earliest date in baseball history a team has captured a flag
  • US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandar Shalamanov, Bulgarian soccer defender (42 caps; PFC Slavia Sofia) and alpine skier (Winter Olympics 1960), born in Boyana, Bulgaria (d. 2021)
  • Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress, born in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • Ken Harrelson, American baseball utility (MLB All Star; AL RBI leader 1968; KC A's, Boston Red Sox) and broadcaster (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees, Chicago WS), born in Woodruff, South Carolina
  • Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Ramesh Sethi, Kenyan cricketer, born in Kenya
  • Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician (Minister of Home Affairs, 2012-14), born in Solapur, India
1941 Highlights

About September 4, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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