1941

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.

1941

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.

Discover how the world looked like in 1941

Looking for 1941 Calendar ? Here it is: January 1941, February 1941, March 1941, April 1941, May 1941, June 1941, July 1941, August 1941, September 1941, October 1941, November 1941, December 1941

Oscar

Oscar Winners

All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 14th edition of the Oscar ceremony


Best picture

How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley

Directed by: John Ford

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

Country: United States of America

Best director

John Ford

How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley

Directed by: John Ford

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

Country: United States of America

Best actor

Gary Cooper

Sergeant York

Sergeant York

Directed by: Howard Hawks

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

Country: United States of America

Best actress

Joan Fontaine

Suspicion

Suspicion

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actor

Donald Crisp

How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley

Directed by: John Ford

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

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actress

Mary Astor

The Great Lie

The Great Lie

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor, Lucile Watson

world population

Time Person of the Year

Who was the person of the year of 1941?


Franklin D. Roosevelt
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]
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits of 1941?


Top #1 songs in the USA

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States of America

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Country: United States of America

Sullivan's Travels

Sullivan's Travels

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Country: United States of America

The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

Country: United States of America

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1941 in the USA ?

history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1941?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1941 Netherlands begins taxing wages.
  • 03 Jan 1941 Canada and US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 year lease).
  • 04 Jan 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.
  • 05 Jan 1941 British / Australian troops conquer Bardia Lybia
  • 06 Jan 1941 US President Franklin Roosevelt gives "Four Freedoms" speech (speech, worship, from want, and from fear).
  • 08 Jan 1941 British Air Marshal Richard Peirse resigns.
  • 09 Jan 1941 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest Romania.
  • 10 Jan 1941 Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews.
  • 11 Jan 1941 Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton.
  • 13 Jan 1941 All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law .
  • 14 Jan 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.
  • 15 Jan 1941 John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford E. Berry describe the workings of the Atanasoff–Berry Computer in print.
  • 16 Jan 1941 War Department forms first Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets.
  • 17 Jan 1941 Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive victory over the Royal Thai Navy.
  • 18 Jan 1941 World War II: British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.
  • 19 Jan 1941 British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan
  • 20 Jan 1941 A Nazi officer is murdered in Bucharest, Romania, sparking a rebellion and pogrom by the Iron Guard, killing 125 Jews and 30 soldiers.
  • 21 Jan 1941 Australia and Britain attack Tobruk Libya
  • 22 Jan 1941 British / Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
  • 23 Jan 1941 WOR-AM in Newark New Jersey moves to New York City
  • 24 Jan 1941 British troops march into Abyssinia.
  • 25 Jan 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.
  • 27 Jan 1941 Peruvian agent Rivera-SchreibTr warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor.
  • 28 Jan 1941 French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • 30 Jan 1941 Australian troops conquer Derna Libya.
  • 31 Jan 1941 21 U-boats sunk this month (127,000 ton)
  • 01 Feb 1941 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn.
  • 03 Feb 1941 US Supreme Court upholds Federal Wage and Hour law, sets minimum wages and maximum hours.
  • 04 Feb 1941 Former Dutch Premier De Geer flies to Berlin
  • 05 Feb 1941 Dutch Premier De Geer returns from Lisbon to the Netherlands
  • 06 Feb 1941 Auke Adema win 6th official Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race (9:19).
  • 07 Feb 1941 Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey Orchestra record Everything Happens to Me
  • 08 Feb 1941 Japanese armored barges cross Strait of Johore to attack Singapore.
  • 09 Feb 1941 British troops conquer El Agheila.
  • 10 Feb 1941 Anti-Nazi Het Parool begins publishing in the Netherlands
  • 11 Feb 1941 Lieutenant General Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli
  • 12 Feb 1941 Jewish Council for Amsterdam forms, under Ascher / Cohen
  • 13 Feb 1941 Nazi leaders attack Dutch Jewish Council.
  • 14 Feb 1941 Cebrie Park in the Bronx renamed Halsey Street
  • 15 Feb 1941 Duke Ellington 1st records Take the A Train
  • 17 Feb 1941 Joe Louis knocks out Gus Dorazio in two rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 19 Feb 1941 Nazi police attacks and driven away from Koco Amsterdam (by young Jews)
  • 20 Feb 1941 Romania breaks relations with Netherlands.
  • 21 Feb 1941 US Senate accepts Omar Bradley's demotion to Brigadier-General.
  • 22 Feb 1941 German assault on El Agheila, Libya.
  • 24 Feb 1941 43 Geuzen resistance fighter trial opens in The Hague.
  • 25 Feb 1941 February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
  • 26 Feb 1941 Utrecht and Zaandam strike against raid on Jews.
  • 27 Feb 1941 The New Zealand Division cruiser HMS ''Leander'' (1931) sinks Italian armed merchant raider ''Ramb I'' off the Maldives.
  • 28 Feb 1941 39 U-boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month
  • 01 Mar 1941 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 02 Mar 1941 World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
  • 04 Mar 1941 Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler
  • 07 Mar 1941 3rd largest snowfall in NYC history (18.1)
  • 08 Mar 1941 1st baseball player drafted into WWII (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)
  • 10 Mar 1941 Lee MacPhail, Dodger GM predicts all players will wear batting helmets
  • 11 Mar 1941 FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)
  • 12 Mar 1941 German occupiers confiscate AVRO studios in the Netherlands
  • 13 Mar 1941 A Bougne forms AGRA (Amis du Grand Reich Allemand).
  • 14 Mar 1941 Xavier Cugat and Orchestra record Babalu
  • 15 Mar 1941 Blizzard in North Dakota kills 151.
  • 16 Mar 1941 National Gallery of Art opens in Washington DC
  • 17 Mar 1941 In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 19 Mar 1941 Jimmy Dorsey and Orchestra record Green Eyes andMaria Elena
  • 20 Mar 1941 Nazi-German / Yugoslav pact drawn
  • 21 Mar 1941 Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in 13 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 22 Mar 1941 Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State goes into operation.
  • 24 Mar 1941 Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox
  • 25 Mar 1941 Carolina Paprika Mills in Dillon SC, incorporated
  • 27 Mar 1941 Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)
  • 28 Mar 1941 Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy.
  • 29 Mar 1941 WPAT radio in New Jersey begins broadcasting (country music format)
  • 30 Mar 1941 German counter offensive in North-Africa.
  • 31 Mar 1941 Germany begins a counter offensive in Africa
  • 01 Apr 1941 Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq.
  • 02 Apr 1941 USS Hornet with Jimmy Doolittles B-25 departs from San Francisco
  • 03 Apr 1941 Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion
  • 04 Apr 1941 German troops conquer Banghazi.
  • 05 Apr 1941 In SF, Castro and Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses
  • 06 Apr 1941 Begin oper Bestrafung-Germany bomb attacks Belgrade (17,000 die)
  • 08 Apr 1941 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 09 Apr 1941 PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame.
  • 10 Apr 1941 In Washington, USA, a treaty is signed with the Danish government for the US to take over protection of Greenland.
  • 11 Apr 1941 Jewish Weekly newspaper taken control by Nazis
  • 12 Apr 1941 WWII: German troops enter Belgrade.
  • 13 Apr 1941 Russian-Japan no-attack treaty goes into effect
  • 14 Apr 1941 King Peter leaves Yugoslavia.
  • 15 Apr 1941 First helicopter flight of one hour duration, Stratford, Connecticut.
  • 16 Apr 1941 Little Theater at Adelphi Strand closes.
  • 17 Apr 1941 British troop land in Iraq / Yugoslavia; surrender to Nazis
  • 18 Apr 1941 WWII: Prime Minister of Greece Alexandros Koryzis commits suicide as German troops approach Athens.
  • 19 Apr 1941 45th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of Rhode Island in 2:30:38.
  • 20 Apr 1941 Dodgers start to wear liners in their caps
  • 21 Apr 1941 Greece surrenders to Nazi-Germany
  • 23 Apr 1941 Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek King George II to Egypt
  • 24 Apr 1941 Dutch Prince Bernhard becomes a British Royal Air Force pilot.
  • 25 Apr 1941 Operation Merkur: Hitler orders conquest of Kreta
  • 26 Apr 1941 A tradition begins, first organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs).
  • 27 Apr 1941 German troops occupy Athens, Greece.
  • 28 Apr 1941 Last British troops in Greece surrender.
  • 30 Apr 1941 Spread of Judaism begins in Croatia.
  • 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
  • 01 Jun 1941 British troops occupy Bagdad Iraq
  • 02 Jun 1941 World War II: German paratoopers murder Greek civilians in the village of Kondomari.
  • 03 Jun 1941 Attack on telephone exchange in Schiphol
  • 04 Jun 1941 Rep of Croatia orders all Jews to wear a star with the letter Z
  • 05 Jun 1941 Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
  • 06 Jun 1941 1st navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched
  • 07 Jun 1941 45th US Golf Open: Craig Wood shoots a 284 at Colonial Club Ft Worth
  • 08 Jun 1941 English and French troop overthrow pro-German Syria
  • 09 Jun 1941 Ammunition plant at Fort Smederovo in Belgrade explodes; kills 1,500
  • 11 Jun 1941 2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam
  • 13 Jun 1941 TASS, the official Soviet news agency, denies reports of tension between Germany and the Soviet Union.
  • 14 Jun 1941 Estonia loses 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations into Siberia
  • 16 Jun 1941 First US federally-owned airport opened in Washington DC.
  • 18 Jun 1941 Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 19 Jun 1941 US President Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act
  • 20 Jun 1941 German U-203 fails on torpedo attack on US Battleship Texas
  • 21 Jun 1941 2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria
  • 22 Jun 1941 Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation
  • 23 Jun 1941 Germany occupies Telz Lithuana
  • 24 Jun 1941 Entire Jewish male population of Gorzhdy Lithuania, exterminated
  • 25 Jun 1941 Fair Employment Practices Commission established
  • 26 Jun 1941 Lithuanian fascist massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno
  • 27 Jun 1941 Bialystok Poland falls to Germany
  • 28 Jun 1941 German and Romanian soldiers kill 11,000 Jews in Kishinev
  • 29 Jun 1941 Ignace Paderewski, Polish statesman pianist, dies in New York at age 80.
  • 30 Jun 1941 61 U-boats (310,000 ton) sunk this month
  • 01 Jul 1941 WCBW (now WCBS) TV channel 2 in NY, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Jul 1941 Earthquake hits Palestine
  • 03 Jul 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.
  • 04 Jul 1941 Latvia partisans shoot 416 Jews dead
  • 05 Jul 1941 German occupiers disband political parties
  • 06 Jul 1941 New York Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield.
  • 07 Jul 1941 Nazis executed 5,000 Jews in Kovono Lithuania
  • 08 Jul 1941 9th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
  • 10 Jul 1941 In Black Moshannon Park, Pennsylvania, USA, a meteorite falls to the ground without causing harm or damage.
  • 11 Jul 1941 German troops attack Dnjepr
  • 13 Jul 1941 24th PGA Championship: Vic Ghezzi at Cherry Hills Country Club - Denver
  • 14 Jul 1941 6,000 Lithuanian Jews are exterminated at Viszalsyan Camp
  • 15 Jul 1941 Florey and Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Pencillin).
  • 16 Jul 1941 Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.
  • 17 Jul 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.
  • 18 Jul 1941 SS drowns 40 Jews in Dvina River, Belorussia
  • 19 Jul 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt appoints FEP Committee.
  • 20 Jul 1941 Yanks beat Tigers 12-6 in 17
  • 21 Jul 1941 200 Jewish Torahs are burned in Ukraine
  • 23 Jul 1941 WWII Italian planes damege the destroyer HMS Fearless (H67) which has to be sunk by the British.
  • 24 Jul 1941 FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China
  • 25 Jul 1941 FDR bans selling benzine / gasoline to Japan
  • 26 Jul 1941 Camp Amersfoort opened by Germany occupiers
  • 27 Jul 1941 German army enters Ukraine
  • 30 Jul 1941 German occupiers forbid SDAP, VDB, ARP, RKSP, CHU and SGP in the Netherlands
  • 31 Jul 1941 U-boats sink 21 allied ships this month: 94,000 ton
  • 01 Aug 1941 Luftwaffe bombs German 23rd division
  • 02 Aug 1941 German 11st Army surrounds 20 Russian divisions at Oeman
  • 03 Aug 1941 Benzine sales limited in US
  • 04 Aug 1941 Dodger Mickey Owens is 1st to catch 3 foul flies in an inning (3rd)
  • 06 Aug 1941 Detroit pitcher Al Benton is 1st to collect 2 sacrifices in an inning
  • 07 Aug 1941 551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania.
  • 08 Aug 1941 20 divisions of Russian 6th / 12th Army surrender at Oeman
  • 09 Aug 1941 Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for 1st talk with FDR
  • 11 Aug 1941 FRD and Prime Minister Winston Churchill sign Atlantic Charter
  • 12 Aug 1941 French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany
  • 13 Aug 1941 Red army evacuates Smolensk
  • 14 Aug 1941 Atlantic Charter signed by FDR and Churchill
  • 15 Aug 1941 Kovono Lithuanian Jews are herded into Slobodka ghetto
  • 16 Aug 1941 HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
  • 17 Aug 1941 German raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan
  • 18 Aug 1941 Concentration camp Amersfoort opens
  • 19 Aug 1941 Ump Jocko Conlan ejects Pirate manager Frankie Frisch for coming out on field holding an umbrella to get a rainout
  • 20 Aug 1941 Police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males
  • 22 Aug 1941 Nazi troops reach Lenningrad
  • 24 Aug 1941 WWII: A Luftwaffe bomb hits an Estonian steamer with 3,500 Soviet-mobilized Estonian men on board, killing 598 of them.
  • 25 Aug 1941 English and Russian troops attack pro-German Iran
  • 27 Aug 1941 Shah of Iran abdicates throne to his son Reza Pahlawi
  • 28 Aug 1941 8th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 37, All-Stars 13 (98,203)
  • 29 Aug 1941 German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children
  • 30 Aug 1941 Siege of Leningrad by Nazi troops began during WWII
  • 31 Aug 1941 23 U-boats sunk this month (80,000 ton)
  • 01 Sep 1941 Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow Jewish star
  • 02 Sep 1941 Academy copyrights Oscar statuette
  • 03 Sep 1941 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners of war)
  • 04 Sep 1941 US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652
  • 06 Sep 1941 55th US Womens Tennis: Sarah H Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (75 62)
  • 07 Sep 1941 61st US Mens Tennis: R L Riggs beats Francis Kovacs (2d 57 61 63 63)
  • 08 Sep 1941 Blockade of Leningrad (St Petersburg) by Germany begins
  • 11 Sep 1941 Belgium King Leopold secretly marries Lilian Baels
  • 12 Sep 1941 1st German ship in WWII captured by US ship (Busko)
  • 14 Sep 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
  • 15 Sep 1941 The Estonian Self-Administration, headed by Hjalmar Mäe, is appointed by the German military administration.
  • 16 Sep 1941 German armour troops surround Kiev Ukraine
  • 17 Sep 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
  • 19 Sep 1941 1st meeting of partizans Tito and Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
  • 21 Sep 1941 US launches its 1st Liberty-ship, Patrick Henry
  • 22 Sep 1941 British signal officer Bill Hudson lands in Montenegro
  • 23 Sep 1941 General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London
  • 24 Sep 1941 Bomb explosion in German headquarter in Hotel Continental in Kiev
  • 25 Sep 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
  • 27 Sep 1941 The SS Patrick Henry is launched becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.
  • 28 Sep 1941 Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting average
  • 29 Sep 1941 Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 30 Sep 1941 53 U-boats sunk this month (202,000 tons)
  • 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 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
  • 01 Nov 1941 Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki / Maejima arrive in Pearl Harbor
  • 05 Nov 1941 Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki / Maejima leave Pearl Harbor
  • 06 Nov 1941 Einsatz group kills 15,000 Jews of Rovno Ukraine
  • 07 Nov 1941 British air attack on Berlin, Mannheim and Ruhrgebied
  • 10 Nov 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
  • 12 Nov 1941 WOV-AM andWNEW-AM in NYC swaps call letters
  • 13 Nov 1941 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean
  • 14 Nov 1941 Governor-General Wouters of Dutch Antilles refuses Jews refugees
  • 15 Nov 1941 Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
  • 16 Nov 1941 German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)
  • 18 Nov 1941 British troops open attack on Tobruk, North-Africa
  • 19 Nov 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.
  • 20 Nov 1941 Adm Nomura and Kurusu hands over Japanese last diplomatic note
  • 22 Nov 1941 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Atlantis
  • 23 Nov 1941 German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
  • 24 Nov 1941 Life Certificates issued to some Jews of Vilna, rest exterminated
  • 25 Nov 1941 German Jews in the Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
  • 26 Nov 1941 British North African Commandant General Cunningham lay-offs
  • 27 Nov 1941 British 13th Army corp reaches Tobruk
  • 28 Nov 1941 German troops vacate Rostov
  • 29 Nov 1941 29th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 18-16
  • 30 Nov 1941 Japanese Emperor Hirohito consults with admirals Shimada and Nagano
  • 01 Dec 1941 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python
  • 02 Dec 1941 Largest roller-skating rink (outside of New York City) opens in Peekskill, New York.
  • 04 Dec 1941 The State of Jefferson is declared in Yreka, California, with judge John Childs as a governor.
  • 05 Dec 1941 US aircraft carrier Lexington and five heavy cruisers leave Pearl Harbor.
  • 06 Dec 1941 Dutch and British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore.
  • 07 Dec 1941 Australian bombers land on Timor / Ambon
  • 08 Dec 1941 Destruction Camp Chelmo opens
  • 09 Dec 1941 1st US WWII bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
  • 10 Dec 1941 British battleship Prince of Wales sinks off Singapore
  • 11 Dec 1941 Germany and Italy declare war on US
  • 12 Dec 1941 European reservists on Java mobilizes.
  • 13 Dec 1941 U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier Ark Royal
  • 14 Dec 1941 Premier Winston Churchill travels to US on board HMS Duke of York
  • 15 Dec 1941 Gas / electrical use restricted in Holland
  • 16 Dec 1941 World War II: Japanese forces occupy Miri, Sarawak
  • 17 Dec 1941 German submarine U-31 sunk
  • 18 Dec 1941 German submarine U-434 sinks
  • 19 Dec 1941 German submarine U-574 sinks
  • 20 Dec 1941 Japanese troops lands on Mindanao.
  • 21 Dec 1941 German submarine U-567 sinks
  • 22 Dec 1941 Premier Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, DC
  • 23 Dec 1941 American forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese
  • 24 Dec 1941 (about 0930 hours) US forces on Wake Island surrender to the Japanese.
  • 25 Dec 1941 Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong
  • 26 Dec 1941 Winston Churchill becomes first British Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of US Congress, warning that the Axis would "stop at nothing".
  • 27 Dec 1941 Siberia: Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 7th Symphony
  • 28 Dec 1941 State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia / Moravia
  • 29 Dec 1941 Japanese forces begin an attack on Corregidor, Philippines.
  • 30 Dec 1941 Nazibezetters oblige artsen member to become of Artsenkamer
  • 31 Dec 1941 Young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young