Saturday 1 March 1941
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael L Lampton in Williamsport and Robert Hass.
Pépé le Moko, directed by Julien Duvivier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
- Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
- Iceland - This day is called the Beer Day, but this day in 1989 beer was allowed again.
- Martisor - a seasonal holiday in Romania.
- Baba Marta - a Bulgarian custom when the Martenitsa is worn for good health and luck symbolizing the beginning of the spring season in Bulgaria.
- Eight Hours Day - Tasmania, Australia.
- Saint Albin
- Labour day - Western Australia.
- Saint Swidbert
- Bah�'f Faith - Last Day (4 or 5) of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- World Day of Prayer.
- Roman Empire - The sacred fire of Rome was renewed (See Vesta).
- Roman Empire - New Year.
- World Civil Defense Day - This Day commemorates the entry into force in 1972 of the ICDO Constitution as an inter-governmental organisation. 
- Roman Empire - Matronalia in honor of Juno.
- Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Saint Monan, largely legendary Scottish saint.
- Michael L Lampton in Williamsport: Pennsylvania, USA; astronaut (STS-45).
- Robert Hass: American poet and academic.
- Joo Hyun: South Korean actor.
- Donnie Walsh: American basketball coach and executive.
- Captain America appears in a comic book
- 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tennessee
- German troops invade Bulgaria
- Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp
- Elmer Layden becomes first NFL commisioner.
- W47NV (now known as WSM-FM) begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the U.S..
- World War II: Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, allying itself with the Axis powers.
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