Thursday 8 May 1941
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
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- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
- VE Day
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
- Jim Mitchum in Bridgeport: Connecticut, USA; actor (Blackout, Invincible Six).
- Dana Haynes: American astrologer who began her study at 14 with her mom, who was an astrologer but more skilled in numerology.
- James Mitchum: American noted family and actor, the elder son of Robert Mitchum.
- Mahmoud Ahmed: Ethiopian singer (Walias Band).
- John Fred: American singer-songwriter (d. 2005).
- Bill Lockyer: American academic and politician 30th Attorney General of California
- James Traficant: American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
- Joachim Vietinghoff: German film producer and noted family, the nephew of artist Egon von Vietinghoff.
- James A Traficant Jr American politician (Representative-Democrat-Ohio: 1985-).
- Felix Blaska: Polish-French dancer, choreographer and ballet director. He studied at the Paris Conservatory, graduated in 1960 and danced with noted companies. He created roles from 1968 and formed his own company the following year. A prolific international choreographer, he worked regularly in Paris and the provinces, as well as touring successfully abroad.
- Heinrich Zollner: Composer, dies at 86.
- German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean
- The German Luftwaffe launch a bombing raid on Nottingham and Derby
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