Sunday 6 April 1941
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hans W Geissendorfer in Augsburg and Hans W Geissendorfer.
The Devil and Miss Jones, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
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- Saint Isolde
- Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
- The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
- In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
- Saint Balderik
- Saint Marcellinus of Carthage (d.413)
- St. Sixtus
- Saint Wineboud
- Blessed Notker
- The start of the tax year in the United Kingdom (arising from the 11 day correction to March 25 at the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752).
- Hans W Geissendorfer in Augsburg: Germany; director (Sternsteinhof).
- Hans W Geissendorfer: German filmmaker.
- Don ''The Snake'' Prudhomme: American drag racer.
- Christopher Allsopp: English economist and academic.
- Phil Austin: American comedian actor and screenwriter (d. 2015).
- Hans Geißendörfer: German director and producer
- Don Prudhomme: American race car driver and manager
- Gheorghe Zamfir: Romanian flute player and composer
- Begin oper Bestrafung-Germany bomb attacks Belgrade (17,000 die)
- Italian held Addis Ababa surrenders to British and Ethiopian forces
- British General Gambier-Parry is caught in North Africa.
- German bombardment on Piraeus (munitions ship explodes).
- 8th Golf Masters Championship: Craig Wood wins, shooting a 280.
- World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
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