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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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.

But much more happened on May 1941: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1941?


Events

  • 01 May 1941 General Mills introduces Cheerios cereal.
  • 02 May 1941 FCC approves regular scheduled coml TV broadcasts to begin July 1
  • 03 May 1941 67th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 2:01.4.
  • 05 May 1941 Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert E Sherwood (There shall be no night)
  • 06 May 1941 At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
  • 07 May 1941 Cornerstone of B of A building at 300 Montgomery laid
  • 08 May 1941 German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean
  • 09 May 1941 English Army breaks German spy codes.
  • 10 May 1941 67th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 1:58.8.
  • 12 May 1941 Great British convoy marches into Alexandria
  • 13 May 1941 Martin Bormann is named head of Nazi Party Chancellery in Germany.
  • 14 May 1941 3,600 Parisian Jews arrested.
  • 15 May 1941 Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1
  • 16 May 1941 Germans made their last major air attack on Britain
  • 18 May 1941 An Egyptian steamer sinks
  • 19 May 1941 New Nazi battleship Bismarck leaves Gdynia, Poland
  • 20 May 1941 Germany invades Crete
  • 21 May 1941 1st US ship sunk by a U-boat (SS Robin Moore)
  • 22 May 1941 British troops attack Baghdad, Iraq.
  • 23 May 1941 Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on disqualification in 7 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 24 May 1941 Bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive
  • 25 May 1941 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India.
  • 26 May 1941 Ark Royal airplane sights German battleship Bismarck
  • 27 May 1941 German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force
  • 28 May 1941 New York Yankees nip Washingston Senators 6-5 in 1st night game at Griffith Stadium
  • 29 May 1941 293 Disney animators, members of the Screen Cartoonists Guild, stage a strike of the Disney Studios in the USA. More than 1000 picketers appear in the first hour.
  • 30 May 1941 English Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government.
  • 31 May 1941 1st issue of Parade goes on sale

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Movies

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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

The Searchers

The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Country: United States of America