What Happened on September 9, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, composer
  • Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)
  • Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), born in Griez, Germany (d. 2018)
  • Les Braid, England, bass (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter (Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay), born in Dawson, Georgia (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav Ehrismann, German author and expert on the German language, dies at 85
  • Hans Spemann, German embryologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1935), dies at 72