What Happened on September 9, 1941

Famous Birthdays

  • Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, American pianist, composer, and educator, born in Walla Walla, Washington (d. 2014)
  • 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 ReddingOtis Redding (1941-1967)

American soul singer-songwriter ("(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"; "Respect"), born in Dawson, Georgia

Born in 1941

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
1941 Highlights

About September 9, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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