Wednesday November 19, 1941
US date format: 11/19/1941, UK date format: 19/11/1941
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 19, 1941). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Christian Bregou and Jean-Luc Benoziglio.
Sullivan's Travels, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 19, 1941?
- World War II: Battle between HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran. The two ships sink each other off the coast of Western Australia, with the loss of 645 Australians and about 77 German seamen.