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

  • 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? 79 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo