On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1941

Historical Events

  • Blockade of Leningrad (St Petersburg) by German forces begins
  • Entire Jewish community of Meretsch, Lithuania, is exterminated

Siege of Leningrad

WWII: Siege of Leningrad by German, Finnish, and eventually Spanish troops begins; battle lasted over 28 months, as Russia repels the invasion; well over a million lives


Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Feinstein, American actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree), born in NYC, New York

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders, American politician (Rep-(Independent)-Vermont 1991-2007, Senator-(I)-Vermont 2007-), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
1941 Highlights

About September 8, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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