Friday 14 February 1941, Valentine's Day
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Butterfill and Donna Shalala.
Tobacco Road, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
while Random Harvest by James Hilton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 February 1941 ?
- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- John Butterfill: British Member of Parliament.
- Donna Shalala: American educator and government official, college president, cabinet member and Secretary of Health & Human Services for Bill Clinton.
- Paul Tsongas: American politician, the former Senator and State rep from Massachusetts and Dem.
- Big Sullivan: English guitarist (d. 2012).
- Cebrie Park in the Bronx renamed Halsey Street
- German Africa Corps lands in Tripoli, Libya.
- 1,000,000th vehicle traverses the New York Midtown Tunnel.
- WWII ampndash Admiral Kichisaburo Nomura begins his duties as Japanese Ambassador to the United States.
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