1941: On This Year


1941 (MCMXLI in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1941th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1941 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1941 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1941, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1941, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1941, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1941, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1941.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1941 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1941 known for ?

  • In 1941, World War II had overshadowed many of the events that were taking place. Despite the horrors of the war, life was going on in other parts of the world.
  • As Adolf Hitler waged war across Europe, Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane debuted at the RKO Palace Theater on May 1st, in what is considered the greatest motion picture of all time. The film was to debut at the Radio City Theater, but controversy forced it to a change of venue to the smaller Palace Theater. While a preview of the movie garnered huge acclaim, Hedda Hopper, a film critic not amused by the film and with help from other Hollywood big shots then suppressed the film.Citizen Kane was a failure at the Box Office but managed to get nine Academy Award nominations, attendees booed Orson during the Academy awards ceremony.
  • Orson Welles was not the only one facing big troubles; Henry Ford was having a long and bitter struggle with the United Automobile Workers of America and Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO). This was after President Roosevelt ascended to the Wagner Act that established collective bargaining to workers’ rights an attempt to regulate unfair practices from employers, employees and workers unions. On 20th of June, Ford bowed to the pressure and amended his signature to the contract. The Wagner Act brought about a new dawn to labor rights and today almost every group of employees is unionized.
  • Come December 7, a surprise attack on a US naval base in Hawaii by over 300 Japanese warplanes dropped bombs at will, started the war between USA and Japan. Deterioration of diplomatic relations between the two nations caught in the madness of the raging World War was the reason for the attack. By sun down on the 7 December 1941, over 2,000 Americans had lost their lives with 1,200 wounded. The USA retaliated six months later in the Battle of Midway.
  • Time holds the answers to the uncertainty of the present. Despite the unfortunate circumstances that led to the war, other parts of the world continued with their lives and it was not any rosier than the battlefronts as other forms of war were raging.

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1941: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1941, during the 14th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 26/02/1942 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1941:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1941?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to How Green Was My Valley, directed by John Ford, starring Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1941?

The Oscar for Best Director went to John Ford, for the movie How Green Was My Valley, starring Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1941?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Gary Cooper, for the movie Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1941?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Joan Fontaine, for the movie Suspicion, starring Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1941?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Donald Crisp, for the movie How Green Was My Valley, starring Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1941?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Mary Astor, for the movie The Great Lie, starring Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor, Lucile Watson produced in the .
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1941: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Franklin D. Roosevelt
In 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Roosevelt was President of the United States in 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor, declaration of war against Japan and resulting entry of the United States into World War II. The editors had already chosen Dumbo as their "Mammal of the Year" before the Pearl Harbor attack, but quickly changed it to Roosevelt.[14]

1941: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1941 were:

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim


Jim, a young British seaman, abandons a ship full of pilgrims, but the passengers are later saved, leading to his public censure. Joseph Conrad, a Polish author who wrote in English, is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of …

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal


THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FOSTER"The Day of the Jackal makes comparable books like The Manchurian Candidate or The Spy Who Came in From the Cold look like Hardy Boy mysteries The

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being


Milan Kundera's The Unbearable lightness of Being tells the story about a young woman who falls in love with a man who is unable to choose between his love for her or his incorrigible womanizing.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History


Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize 2014 for her novel The Goldfinch. She established herself as an important talent with The Secret History which is now a modern classic.

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Dead Zone



Snake chinese zodiac sign

1941: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1941?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1941 was the Year of the Snake.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Snake sign.

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1941: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1941 were James, Robert and John for boys and Mary, Barbara and Patricia for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1941: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1941 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • James
  • Robert
  • John
  • William
  • Richard
  • Charles
  • David
  • Thomas
  • Ronald
  • Donald

1941: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1941 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Mary
  • Barbara
  • Patricia
  • Carol
  • Linda
  • Judith
  • Betty
  • Nancy
  • Sandra
  • Shirley

vinyl songs

1941: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1941, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Blues in the Night by Woody Herman & His Orchestra

1941: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1941 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Blues in the Night by Woody Herman & His Orchestra
  2. Tonight We Love by Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
  3. Shepherd Serenade by Bing Crosby

1941: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1941 were:

Sergeant York

Release year: 1941

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

Country: United States of America

How Green Was My Valley

Release year: 1941

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

Country: United States of America

Ball of Fire

Release year: 1941

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

Country: United States of America

They Died with Their Boots On

Release year: 1941

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Country: United States of America

Men of Boys Town

Release year: 1941

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Bobs Watson, Larry Nunn


What happened in 1941?

Here's what happened in 1941:

  • Jan 1, 1941: Netherlands begins taxing wages.
  • Jan 3, 1941: Canada and US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 year lease).
  • Jan 4, 1941: The short subject ''Elmer's Pet Rabbit'' is released, marking the second appearance of Bugs Bunny, and also the first to have his name on a title card.
  • Jan 5, 1941: British / Australian troops conquer Bardia Lybia
  • Jan 6, 1941: US President Franklin Roosevelt gives "Four Freedoms" speech (speech, worship, from want, and from fear).
  • Jan 8, 1941: British Air Marshal Richard Peirse resigns.
  • Jan 9, 1941: 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest Romania.
  • Jan 10, 1941: Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews.
  • Jan 11, 1941: Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton.
  • Jan 13, 1941: All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law .
  • Jan 14, 1941: WWII: Commerce raiding ''hilfskreuzer Pinguin'' captures the Norwegian whaling fleet near Bouvet Island, effectively ending Southern Ocean whaling for the duration of the war.
  • Jan 15, 1941: John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford E. Berry describe the workings of the Atanasoff–Berry Computer in print.
  • Jan 16, 1941: War Department forms first Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets.
  • Jan 17, 1941: Franco-Thai War: Vichy French forces inflict a decisive defeat over the Royal Thai Navy.
  • Jan 18, 1941: World War II: British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.
  • Jan 19, 1941: British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan
  • Jan 20, 1941: A Nazi officer is murdered in Bucharest, Romania, sparking a rebellion and pogrom by the Iron Guard, killing 125 Jews and 30 soldiers.
  • Jan 21, 1941: Australia and Britain attack Tobruk Libya
  • Jan 22, 1941: British / Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
  • Jan 23, 1941: WOR-AM in Newark New Jersey moves to New York City
  • Jan 24, 1941: British troops march into Abyssinia.
  • Jan 25, 1941: Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
  • Jan 27, 1941: Peruvian agent Rivera-SchreibTr warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor.
  • Jan 28, 1941: Franco-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. A Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • Jan 30, 1941: Australian troops conquer Derna Libya.
  • Jan 31, 1941: 21 U-boats sunk this month
  • Feb 1, 1941: US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn.
  • Feb 3, 1941: US Supreme Court upholds Federal Wage and Hour law, sets minimum wages and maximum hours.
  • Feb 4, 1941: Former Dutch Premier De Geer flies to Berlin
  • Feb 5, 1941: Dutch Premier De Geer returns from Lisbon to the Netherlands
  • Feb 6, 1941: Auke Adema win 6th official Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race (9:19).
  • Feb 7, 1941: Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey Orchestra record Everything Happens to Me
  • Feb 8, 1941: Japanese armored barges cross Strait of Johore to attack Singapore.
  • Feb 9, 1941: British troops conquer El Agheila.
  • Feb 10, 1941: Anti-Nazi Het Parool begins publishing in the Netherlands
  • Feb 11, 1941: Lieutenant General Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli
  • Feb 12, 1941: Jewish Council for Amsterdam forms, under Ascher / Cohen
  • Feb 13, 1941: Nazi leaders attack Dutch Jewish Council.
  • Feb 14, 1941: Cebrie Park in the Bronx renamed Halsey Street
  • Feb 15, 1941: Duke Ellington 1st records Take the A Train
  • Feb 17, 1941: Joe Louis knocks out Gus Dorazio in two rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • Feb 19, 1941: Nazi police attacks and driven away from Koco Amsterdam
  • Feb 20, 1941: Romania breaks relations with Netherlands.
  • Feb 21, 1941: US Senate accepts Omar Bradley's demotion to Brigadier-General.
  • Feb 22, 1941: German assault on El Agheila, Libya.
  • Feb 24, 1941: 43 Geuzen resistance fighter trial opens in The Hague.
  • Feb 25, 1941: February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
  • Feb 26, 1941: Utrecht and Zaandam strike against raid on Jews.
  • Feb 27, 1941: The New Zealand Division cruiser HMS ''Leander'' (1931) sinks Italian armed merchant raider ''Ramb I'' off the Maldives.
  • Feb 28, 1941: 39 U-boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month
  • Mar 1, 1941: 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Mar 2, 1941: World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
  • Mar 4, 1941: Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler
  • Mar 7, 1941: 3rd largest snowfall in NYC history
  • Mar 8, 1941: 1st baseball player drafted into WWII
  • Mar 10, 1941: Lee MacPhail, Dodger GM predicts all players will wear batting helmets
  • Mar 11, 1941: FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill
  • Mar 12, 1941: German occupiers confiscate AVRO studios in the Netherlands
  • Mar 13, 1941: A Bougne forms AGRA (Amis du Grand Reich Allemand).
  • Mar 14, 1941: Xavier Cugat and Orchestra record Babalu
  • Mar 15, 1941: Blizzard in North Dakota kills 151.
  • Mar 16, 1941: National Gallery of Art opens in Washington DC
  • Mar 17, 1941: In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Mar 19, 1941: Jimmy Dorsey and Orchestra record Green Eyes andMaria Elena
  • Mar 20, 1941: Nazi-German / Yugoslav pact drawn
  • Mar 21, 1941: Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in 13 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • Mar 22, 1941: Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State goes into operation.
  • Mar 24, 1941: Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox
  • Mar 25, 1941: Carolina Paprika Mills in Dillon SC, incorporated
  • Mar 27, 1941: Hitler signs Directive 27
  • Mar 28, 1941: Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy.
  • Mar 29, 1941: WPAT radio in New Jersey begins broadcasting
  • Mar 30, 1941: German counter offensive in North-Africa.
  • Mar 31, 1941: Germany begins a counter offensive in Africa
  • Apr 1, 1941: Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq.
  • Apr 2, 1941: USS Hornet with Jimmy Doolittles B-25 departs from San Francisco
  • Apr 3, 1941: Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion
  • Apr 4, 1941: German troops conquer Banghazi.
  • Apr 5, 1941: In SF, Castro and Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses
  • Apr 6, 1941: Begin oper Bestrafung-Germany bomb attacks Belgrade
  • Apr 8, 1941: Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • Apr 9, 1941: PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame.
  • Apr 10, 1941: In Washington, USA, a treaty is signed with the Danish government for the US to take over protection of Greenland.
  • Apr 11, 1941: Jewish Weekly newspaper taken control by Nazis
  • Apr 12, 1941: WWII: German troops enter Belgrade.
  • Apr 13, 1941: Russian-Japan no-attack treaty goes into effect
  • Apr 14, 1941: King Peter leaves Yugoslavia.
  • Apr 15, 1941: First helicopter flight of one hour duration, Stratford, Connecticut.
  • Apr 16, 1941: Little Theater at Adelphi Strand closes.
  • Apr 17, 1941: British troop land in Iraq / Yugoslavia; surrender to Nazis
  • Apr 18, 1941: WWII: Prime Minister of Greece Alexandros Koryzis commits suicide as German troops approach Athens.
  • Apr 19, 1941: 45th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of Rhode Island in 2:30:38.
  • Apr 20, 1941: Dodgers start to wear liners in their caps
  • Apr 21, 1941: Greece surrenders to Nazi-Germany
  • Apr 23, 1941: Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek King George II to Egypt
  • Apr 24, 1941: Dutch Prince Bernhard becomes a British Royal Air Force pilot.
  • Apr 25, 1941: Operation Merkur: Hitler orders conquest of Kreta
  • Apr 26, 1941: A tradition begins, first organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs).
  • Apr 27, 1941: German troops occupy Athens, Greece.
  • Apr 28, 1941: Last British troops in Greece surrender.
  • Apr 30, 1941: Spread of Judaism begins in Croatia.
  • May 1, 1941: General Mills introduces Cheerios cereal.
  • May 2, 1941: FCC approves regular scheduled coml TV broadcasts to begin July 1
  • May 3, 1941: 67th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 2:01.4.
  • May 5, 1941: Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert E Sherwood
  • May 6, 1941: At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
  • May 7, 1941: Cornerstone of B of A building at 300 Montgomery laid
  • May 8, 1941: German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean
  • May 9, 1941: English Army breaks German spy codes.
  • May 10, 1941: 67th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 1:58.8.
  • May 12, 1941: Great British convoy marches into Alexandria
  • May 13, 1941: Martin Bormann is named head of Nazi Party Chancellery in Germany.
  • May 14, 1941: 3,600 Parisian Jews arrested.
  • May 15, 1941: Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1
  • May 16, 1941: Germans made their last major air attack on Britain
  • May 18, 1941: An Egyptian steamer sinks
  • May 19, 1941: New Nazi battleship Bismarck leaves Gdynia, Poland
  • May 20, 1941: Germany invades Crete
  • May 21, 1941: 1st US ship sunk by a U-boat
  • May 22, 1941: British troops attack Baghdad, Iraq.
  • May 23, 1941: Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on disqualification in 7 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • May 24, 1941: Bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive
  • May 25, 1941: 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India.
  • May 26, 1941: Ark Royal airplane sights German battleship Bismarck
  • May 27, 1941: German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force
  • May 28, 1941: New York Yankees nip Washingston Senators 6-5 in 1st night game at Griffith Stadium
  • May 29, 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.
  • May 30, 1941: English Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government.
  • May 31, 1941: 1st issue of Parade goes on sale
  • Jun 1, 1941: British troops occupy Bagdad Iraq
  • Jun 2, 1941: World War II: German paratroopers murder Greek civilians in the villages of Kondomari and Alikianos.
  • Jun 3, 1941: Attack on telephone exchange in Schiphol
  • Jun 4, 1941: Rep of Croatia orders all Jews to wear a star with the letter Z
  • Jun 5, 1941: Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
  • Jun 6, 1941: 1st navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched
  • Jun 7, 1941: 45th US Golf Open: Craig Wood shoots a 284 at Colonial Club Ft Worth
  • Jun 8, 1941: English and French troop overthrow pro-German Syria
  • Jun 9, 1941: Ammunition plant at Fort Smederovo in Belgrade explodes; kills 1,500
  • Jun 11, 1941: 2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam
  • Jun 13, 1941: TASS, the official Soviet news agency, denies reports of tension between Germany and the Soviet Union.
  • Jun 14, 1941: Estonia loses 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations into Siberia
  • Jun 16, 1941: First US federally-owned airport opened in Washington DC.
  • Jun 18, 1941: Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 19, 1941: US President Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act
  • Jun 20, 1941: German U-203 fails on torpedo attack on US Battleship Texas
  • Jun 21, 1941: 2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria
  • Jun 22, 1941: Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation
  • Jun 23, 1941: Germany occupies Telz Lithuana
  • Jun 24, 1941: Entire Jewish male population of Gorzhdy Lithuania, exterminated
  • Jun 25, 1941: Fair Employment Practices Commission established
  • Jun 26, 1941: Lithuanian fascist massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno
  • Jun 27, 1941: Bialystok Poland falls to Germany
  • Jun 28, 1941: German and Romanian soldiers kill 11,000 Jews in Kishinev
  • Jun 29, 1941: Ignace Paderewski, Polish statesman pianist, dies in New York at age 80.
  • Jun 30, 1941: 61 U-boats (310,000 ton) sunk this month
  • Jul 1, 1941: WCBW (now WCBS) TV channel 2 in NY, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 2, 1941: Earthquake hits Palestine
  • Jul 3, 1941: WWII: Joseph Stalin, in his first address since the German invasion, calls upon the Soviet people to carry out a quotscorched earthquot policy of resistance to the bitter end.
  • Jul 4, 1941: Latvia partisans shoot 416 Jews dead
  • Jul 5, 1941: German occupiers disband political parties
  • Jul 6, 1941: New York Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield.
  • Jul 7, 1941: Nazis executed 5,000 Jews in Kovono Lithuania
  • Jul 8, 1941: 9th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
  • Jul 10, 1941: In Black Moshannon Park, Pennsylvania, USA, a meteorite falls to the ground without causing harm or damage.
  • Jul 11, 1941: German troops attack Dnjepr
  • Jul 13, 1941: 24th PGA Championship: Vic Ghezzi at Cherry Hills Country Club - Denver
  • Jul 14, 1941: 6,000 Lithuanian Jews are exterminated at Viszalsyan Camp
  • Jul 15, 1941: Florey and Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Pencillin).
  • Jul 16, 1941: Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as an MLB record.
  • Jul 17, 1941: WWII: A BBC broadcast by ampquotColonel Brittonampquot calls on the people of occupied Europe to resist the Nazis under the slogan ampquotV for Victoryampquot.
  • Jul 18, 1941: SS drowns 40 Jews in Dvina River, Belorussia
  • Jul 19, 1941: President Franklin Roosevelt appoints FEP Committee.
  • Jul 20, 1941: Yanks beat Tigers 12-6 in 17
  • Jul 21, 1941: 200 Jewish Torahs are burned in Ukraine
  • Jul 23, 1941: WWII Italian planes damege the destroyer HMS Fearless (H67) which has to be sunk by the British.
  • Jul 24, 1941: FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China
  • Jul 25, 1941: FDR bans selling benzine / gasoline to Japan
  • Jul 26, 1941: Camp Amersfoort opened by Germany occupiers
  • Jul 27, 1941: German army enters Ukraine
  • Jul 30, 1941: German occupiers forbid SDAP, VDB, ARP, RKSP, CHU and SGP in the Netherlands
  • Jul 31, 1941: U-boats sink 21 allied ships this month: 94,000 ton
  • Aug 1, 1941: Luftwaffe bombs German 23rd division
  • Aug 2, 1941: German 11st Army surrounds 20 Russian divisions at Oeman
  • Aug 3, 1941: Benzine sales limited in US
  • Aug 4, 1941: Dodger Mickey Owens is 1st to catch 3 foul flies in an inning
  • Aug 6, 1941: Detroit pitcher Al Benton is 1st to collect 2 sacrifices in an inning
  • Aug 7, 1941: 551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania.
  • Aug 8, 1941: 20 divisions of Russian 6th / 12th Army surrender at Oeman
  • Aug 9, 1941: Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for 1st talk with FDR
  • Aug 11, 1941: FRD and Prime Minister Winston Churchill sign Atlantic Charter
  • Aug 12, 1941: French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany
  • Aug 13, 1941: Red army evacuates Smolensk
  • Aug 14, 1941: Atlantic Charter signed by FDR and Churchill
  • Aug 15, 1941: Kovono Lithuanian Jews are herded into Slobodka ghetto
  • Aug 16, 1941: HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
  • Aug 17, 1941: German raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan
  • Aug 18, 1941: Concentration camp Amersfoort opens
  • Aug 19, 1941: Ump Jocko Conlan ejects Pirate manager Frankie Frisch for coming out on field holding an umbrella to get a rainout
  • Aug 20, 1941: Police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males
  • Aug 22, 1941: Nazi troops reach Lenningrad
  • Aug 24, 1941: WWII: A Luftwaffe bomb hits an Estonian steamer with 3,500 Soviet-mobilized Estonian men on board, killing 598 of them.
  • Aug 25, 1941: English and Russian troops attack pro-German Iran
  • Aug 27, 1941: Shah of Iran abdicates throne to his son Reza Pahlawi
  • Aug 28, 1941: 8th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 37, All-Stars 13
  • Aug 29, 1941: German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children
  • Aug 30, 1941: Siege of Leningrad by Nazi troops began during WWII
  • Aug 31, 1941: 23 U-boats sunk this month
  • Sep 1, 1941: Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow Jewish star
  • Sep 2, 1941: Academy copyrights Oscar statuette
  • Sep 3, 1941: 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz
  • Sep 4, 1941: US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652
  • Sep 6, 1941: 55th US Womens Tennis: Sarah H Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie
  • Sep 7, 1941: 61st US Mens Tennis: R L Riggs beats Francis Kovacs
  • Sep 8, 1941: Blockade of Leningrad (St Petersburg) by Germany begins
  • Sep 11, 1941: Belgium King Leopold secretly marries Lilian Baels
  • Sep 12, 1941: 1st German ship in WWII captured by US ship
  • Sep 14, 1941: The State of Vermont quotdeclares warquot on Germany, by defining the United States to be in quotarmed conflictquot in order to extend a wartime bonus to Vermonters in the service. Boston.com
  • Sep 15, 1941: The Estonian Self-Administration, headed by Hjalmar Mäe, is appointed by the German military administration.
  • Sep 16, 1941: German armour troops surround Kiev Ukraine
  • Sep 17, 1941: World War II: A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, is issued
  • Sep 19, 1941: 1st meeting of partizans Tito and Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
  • Sep 21, 1941: US launches its 1st Liberty-ship, Patrick Henry
  • Sep 22, 1941: British signal officer Bill Hudson lands in Montenegro
  • Sep 23, 1941: General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London
  • Sep 24, 1941: Bomb explosion in German headquarter in Hotel Continental in Kiev
  • Sep 25, 1941: Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
  • Sep 27, 1941: The SS Patrick Henry is launched becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.
  • Sep 28, 1941: Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting average
  • Sep 29, 1941: Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 30, 1941: 53 U-boats sunk this month (202,000 tons)
  • Oct 1, 1941: D Sjostakovitch plane evacuated in Moscow
  • Oct 2, 1941: 6 Paris synagogues are bombed by Gestapo
  • Oct 3, 1941: Adolf Hitler says Russia is broken andwould never rise again
  • Oct 4, 1941: Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
  • Oct 5, 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.
  • Oct 6, 1941: German army occupies Briansk, USSR
  • Oct 7, 1941: German army occupies Viarma, U.S.S.R.
  • Oct 8, 1941: Concentration camp Birkenau begins being built
  • Oct 9, 1941: A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
  • Oct 10, 1941: German U-boat torpedoes US destroyer Kearney
  • Oct 11, 1941: 1st NSB-battalion departures to Eastern front
  • Oct 12, 1941: Russian government moves from Moscow to Volga as Germans close in on Moscow.
  • Oct 14, 1941: 1st mass deportation of Kowno, Lodz, Minsk and Riga
  • Oct 15, 1941: 1st mass deportation of German Jews to Eastern Europe
  • Oct 16, 1941: Gordo comic strip (by Gus Arriola) 1st appears in newspapers
  • Oct 17, 1941: 1st US destroyer (Kearney) torpedoed in WWII, off Iceland
  • Oct 18, 1941: Spy Richard Sorge arrested in Tokyo
  • Oct 19, 1941: 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico
  • Oct 20, 1941: Nazi occupiers murder 500 inhabitants of Kragujevac Serbia
  • Oct 21, 1941: WWII: The Germans rampage in Yugoslavia, killing thousands of civilians.
  • Oct 22, 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.
  • Oct 23, 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.
  • Oct 24, 1941: Franz von Werra disappears during a flight over the North Sea.
  • Oct 25, 1941: 16,000 Jews massacred in Odessa Ukraine
  • Oct 26, 1941: 2nd meeting partisans Tito and Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
  • Oct 27, 1941: Chicago Daily Tribune editorializes there will not be war with Japan.
  • Oct 29, 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".
  • Oct 30, 1941: USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though US is not in war
  • Oct 31, 1941: Mount Rushmore is completed
  • Nov 1, 1941: Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki / Maejima arrive in Pearl Harbor
  • Nov 5, 1941: Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki / Maejima leave Pearl Harbor
  • Nov 6, 1941: Einsatz group kills 15,000 Jews of Rovno Ukraine
  • Nov 7, 1941: British air attack on Berlin, Mannheim and Ruhrgebied
  • Nov 10, 1941: In a speech at the Mansion House in London, Winston Churchill promises, quotshould the United States become involved in war with Japan, the British declaration will follow within the hour.quot
  • Nov 12, 1941: WOV-AM andWNEW-AM in NYC swaps call letters
  • Nov 13, 1941: British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean
  • Nov 14, 1941: Governor-General Wouters of Dutch Antilles refuses Jews refugees
  • Nov 15, 1941: Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
  • Nov 16, 1941: German troops conquer Kertsh
  • Nov 18, 1941: British troops open attack on Tobruk, North-Africa
  • Nov 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.
  • Nov 20, 1941: Adm Nomura and Kurusu hands over Japanese last diplomatic note
  • Nov 22, 1941: British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Atlantis
  • Nov 23, 1941: German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
  • Nov 24, 1941: Life Certificates issued to some Jews of Vilna, rest exterminated
  • Nov 25, 1941: German Jews in the Netherlands declared stateless
  • Nov 26, 1941: British North African Commandant General Cunningham lay-offs
  • Nov 27, 1941: British 13th Army corp reaches Tobruk
  • Nov 28, 1941: German troops vacate Rostov
  • Nov 29, 1941: 29th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 18-16
  • Nov 30, 1941: Japanese Emperor Hirohito consults with admirals Shimada and Nagano
  • Dec 1, 1941: British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python
  • Dec 2, 1941: Largest roller-skating rink (outside of New York City) opens in Peekskill, New York.
  • Dec 4, 1941: The State of Jefferson is declared in Yreka, California, with judge John Childs as a governor.
  • Dec 5, 1941: US aircraft carrier Lexington and five heavy cruisers leave Pearl Harbor.
  • Dec 6, 1941: Dutch and British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore.
  • Dec 7, 1941: Australian bombers land on Timor / Ambon
  • Dec 8, 1941: Destruction Camp Chelmo opens
  • Dec 9, 1941: 1st US WWII bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
  • Dec 10, 1941: British battleship Prince of Wales sinks off Singapore
  • Dec 11, 1941: Germany and Italy declare war on US
  • Dec 12, 1941: European reservists on Java mobilizes.
  • Dec 13, 1941: U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier Ark Royal
  • Dec 14, 1941: Premier Winston Churchill travels to US on board HMS Duke of York
  • Dec 15, 1941: Gas / electrical use restricted in Holland
  • Dec 16, 1941: World War II: Japanese forces occupy Miri, Sarawak
  • Dec 17, 1941: German submarine U-31 sunk
  • Dec 18, 1941: German submarine U-434 sinks
  • Dec 19, 1941: German submarine U-574 sinks
  • Dec 20, 1941: Japanese troops lands on Mindanao.
  • Dec 21, 1941: German submarine U-567 sinks
  • Dec 22, 1941: Premier Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, DC
  • Dec 23, 1941: American forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese
  • Dec 24, 1941: (about 0930 hours) US forces on Wake Island surrender to the Japanese.
  • Dec 25, 1941: Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong
  • Dec 26, 1941: Winston Churchill becomes first British Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of US Congress, warning that the Axis would "stop at nothing".
  • Dec 27, 1941: Siberia: Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 7th Symphony
  • Dec 28, 1941: State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia / Moravia
  • Dec 29, 1941: Japanese forces begin an attack on Corregidor, Philippines.
  • Dec 30, 1941: Nazibezetters oblige artsen member to become of Artsenkamer
  • Dec 31, 1941: Young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young
  • Jan 5, 1941: Amy Johnson, a 37-year-old pilot and the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia, disappears after bailing out of her plane over the River Thames, and is presumed dead.


What does the year 1941 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1941 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 42nd year of the 20th century and the 1st year of the 1940s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1940 and precedes 1942.

calendars for year 1941

Can you show me the calendar for the year 1941?

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