Sunday 16 March 1941
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Guei and Bernardo Bertolucci.
The Sea Wolf, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
while The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 16 March 1941 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Robert Guei: ruler of Cote d'Ivoire (d. 2002).
- Bernardo Bertolucci: Italian director, one of the most accomplished of his generation.
- Chuck Woolery: American TV personality, a game show host who inaugurated the popular show "Wheel of Fortune.
- Robert Guéï: Ivorian soldier and politician 3rd President of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002).
- National Gallery of Art opens in Washington DC
- Dmitri Shostakovich receives the Stalin Prize.
- Blizzard hits North Dakota and Minnesota killing 60.
- A group of U.S. warships arrive in Auckland, New Zealand on a goodwill visit. On March 20, they visit Sydney, Australia.
- British Minister of Labour Ernest Bevin calls for women to fill vital jobs.
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