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October 1941

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 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 October 1941: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1941?


  • 01 Oct 1941 D Sjostakovitch plane evacuated in Moscow
  • 02 Oct 1941 6 Paris synagogues are bombed by Gestapo
  • 03 Oct 1941 Adolf Hitler says Russia is broken andwould never rise again
  • 04 Oct 1941 Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
  • 05 Oct 1941 Mickey Owens drops a third strike, Tom Hendrick reaches first safely, would have been the last out, instead New York Yankees score 4 and win 7-4.
  • 06 Oct 1941 German army occupies Briansk, USSR
  • 07 Oct 1941 German army occupies Viarma, U.S.S.R.
  • 08 Oct 1941 Concentration camp Birkenau begins being built
  • 09 Oct 1941 A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
  • 10 Oct 1941 German U-boat torpedoes US destroyer Kearney
  • 11 Oct 1941 1st NSB-battalion departures to Eastern front
  • 12 Oct 1941 Russian government moves from Moscow to Volga as Germans close in on Moscow.
  • 14 Oct 1941 1st mass deportation of Kowno, Lodz, Minsk and Riga
  • 15 Oct 1941 1st mass deportation of German Jews to Eastern Europe
  • 16 Oct 1941 Gordo comic strip (by Gus Arriola) 1st appears in newspapers
  • 17 Oct 1941 1st US destroyer (Kearney) torpedoed in WWII, off Iceland
  • 18 Oct 1941 Spy Richard Sorge arrested in Tokyo
  • 19 Oct 1941 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico
  • 20 Oct 1941 Nazi occupiers murder 500 inhabitants of Kragujevac Serbia
  • 21 Oct 1941 WWII: The Germans rampage in Yugoslavia, killing thousands of civilians.
  • 22 Oct 1941 World War II: French resistance member Guy Moquet and 29 other hostages are executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.
  • 23 Oct 1941 World War II: Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov takes command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.
  • 24 Oct 1941 Franz von Werra disappears during a flight over the North Sea.
  • 25 Oct 1941 16,000 Jews massacred in Odessa Ukraine
  • 26 Oct 1941 2nd meeting partisans Tito and Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
  • 27 Oct 1941 Chicago Daily Tribune editorializes there will not be war with Japan.
  • 29 Oct 1941 The Holocaust: In the Kaunas Ghetto, over 10,000 Jews are shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort, a massacre known as the "Great Action".
  • 30 Oct 1941 USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though US is not in war
  • 31 Oct 1941 Mount Rushmore is completed
  • 08 Oct 1941 World War II: During the preliminaries of the Battle of Rostov, German forces reach the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.


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