Events in year of 1941

  • 01-01Netherlands begins taxing wages
  • 01-01Russian general Zhukov appointed chief of general staff
  • 01-03Canada and US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)
  • 01-03Italian counter offensive in Albania
  • 01-05British / Australian troops conquer Bardia Lybia
  • 01-08British Air Marshal Richard Peirse resigns
  • 01-096,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest Romania
  • 01-10Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews
  • 01-11Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton
  • 01-16US vice Admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor
  • 01-16War Department forms 1st Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets
  • 01-19British offensive in Eritrea
  • 01-19British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan
  • 01-211st anti-Jewish measures in Bulgaria
  • 01-211st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater, Freeport, Texas
  • 01-21Australia and Britain attack Tobruk Libya
  • 01-21British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned
  • 01-221st mass killing of Jews in Romania
  • 01-22British / Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
  • 01-23Ground breaking for NACA (now NASA) Lewis Research Center
  • 01-23WOR-AM in Newark New Jersey moves to New York City
  • 01-24British troops march into Abyssinia
  • 01-30Australian troops conquer Derna Libya
  • 01-3121 U-boats sunk this month (127,000 ton)
  • 01-31Anti-German demonstration in Haarlem Netherlands
  • 01-31Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 02-01US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn
  • 02-01US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
  • 02-03Supreme Court upheld Federal Wage and Hour law, sets minimum wages and maximum hours
  • 02-04British tanks occupy Maus Libya

People born in year of 1941

  • 01-03Shima Iwashita: Actress (Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide)
  • 01-03Van Dyke Parks: Alabama, United States -- Actor / musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour)
  • 01-04John Bennett Perry: Williamstown, Massachusetts -- Singer / actor (Falcon Crest)
  • 01-05Grady Thomas: US rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain)
  • 01-06Sandy Denny: Country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go)
  • 01-07Ann Susan Hills: Freelance journalist
  • 01-07Frederick Drew Gregory: Washington, DC -- Colonel USAF / Astronaut (STS 51-B, 33, 44)
  • 01-07Robert Hicks: Rocker (Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
  • 01-08Robby Krieger: Rocker (Doors)
  • 01-09Susannah York: London, England -- Actress (A Man for All Seasons, Tom Jones)
  • 01-12Jaime B Fuster: (Rep-D-Puerto Rico, 1985- )
  • 01-13Meinhard Nehmer: German DR, 2 man bobsledder (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-14C L "Gibby" Gilbert, Jr.: Chattanooga, Tennessee -- PGA golfer (1976 Danny Thomas)
  • 01-14Marjoe Gortner: Long Beach, California -- Actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest)
  • 01-15Captain Beefheart [Don Van Vliet]: Rocker (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast)
  • 01-16Christine Janes: Tennis player
  • 01-16Richard Bohringer: Paris, France -- Actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow)
  • 01-18Bobby Goldsboro: Marianna, Florida -- Singer (Honey)
  • 01-18David Ruffin: Mississippi, United States -- Vocalist (Temptations-Papa Was a Rolling Stone)
  • 01-21Edwin Starr [Charles Hatcher]: US singer (War)
  • 01-24Michael Chapman: Leeds, England -- Rocker (Looking for 11)
  • 01-25Elzie "Buddy" Baker: Race-car driver
  • 01-26Henry Jaglom: London, England -- Actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always)
  • 01-28Joel Crothers: Cincinnati, Ohio -- Actor (Edge of Night)
  • 01-30Joe Terranoua: Rocker (Danny & The Juniors)
  • 01-31George S Mickelson: (Gov-South Dakota)
  • 01-31Richard A Gephardt: (Rep-D-Missouri, 1977- )
  • 01-31Sharon Miller: LPGA golfer
  • 02-01Anatoliy Firssov: USSR -- Ice hockey play (1964, 68, 72 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 02-01Franco Nones: Italy -- 30K cross country skier (1968 Olympics - Gold Medalist)

People died in year of 1941

  • 01-02Mischa Levitzki: Composer, dies at 42
  • 01-04Henri Bergson: French philosopher (Le Rire, Nobel 1928), dies at 81
  • 01-06Franz Hessel: Writer, dies at 60
  • 01-08Robert Baden-Powell: Founder (Boy Scout movement), dies at 83
  • 01-09Ko Boezeman: Dutch resistance fighter
  • 01-10Frank Bridge: English violinist / Composer (Sea), dies at 61
  • 01-10Joseph Schmidlin: German church historian, murdered at 67
  • 01-17Jose Leite de Vasconcelos: Portuguese Scholar (Etnografia), dies at 82
  • 01-23Dobri Khristov: Composer, dies at 65
  • 01-27Iver Paul Fredrik Holter: Composer, dies at 90
  • 01-29Ioannis Metaxas: Greek General / Dictator (1936-41), commits suicide at 69
  • 02-02Johannes Schlaf: Writer, dies at 78
  • 02-04Johann Peter Kirsch: Luxembourg church historian, dies at 79
  • 02-06Maximilien Luce: French painter, dies at 82
  • 02-11Rudolf Hilferding: German economist / Minister of Finance (SPD), suicide at 63
  • 02-19Hamilton Hamilton Harty: Composer / conductor, dies at 61
  • 02-24Oskar Loerke: German director (Longest Day-1926), dies at 56
  • 02-26Jan Keizer: Zaanse February striker, shot to death
  • 03-03Constant W L Scheurleer: Archaeologist / banker / art expert, dies at 59
  • 03-03Ernst Cahn: Owner of Amsterdam Koco ice cream parlor, executed
  • 03-04Edoardo Mascheroni: Composer, dies at 81
  • 03-05Ludwig Quidde: German Historian / politician (Nobel 1927), dies at 82
  • 03-06Gutzon Borglum: Sculptor (Mt Rushmore), dies at 73
  • 03-06John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum: Sculptor (Mount Rushmore), dies at 73
  • 03-06Leen Schijvenschuurder: Dutch February strike leader, executed
  • 03-07Arnold Schering: German musicologist, dies at 63
  • 03-08Jose Serrano Simeon: Composer, dies at 67
  • 03-08Sherwood Anderson: US writer / publisher (Winesburg Ohio), dies at 64
  • 03-09Carlos Pedrell: Composer, dies at 62
  • 03-11Walford Davies: British Organist / composer, dies at 71

Events in year of 1942

  • 01-01Rose Bowl played in NC due to Japanese threat-Oregon 20, Duke 16
  • 01-01US and 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis
  • 01-0228 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace
  • 01-02German troops in Bardia surrender
  • 01-02Japanese troops occupy Manila Philippines
  • 01-03American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms
  • 01-04NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 35-24
  • 01-04Premier Churchill and General Marshall fly to Florida
  • 01-04Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame
  • 01-0555 German tanks reach North-Africa
  • 01-061st around world flight (Pan Am "Pacific Clipper")
  • 01-06Bob Feller, enlists in Navy and reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
  • 01-07WW II siege of Bataan starts
  • 01-09Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 01-09US Joint Chiefs of Staff created
  • 01-10Japan invades North-Celebes, Netherlands Indies
  • 01-11Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
  • 01-12British troops reconquer Sollum
  • 01-12Dutch troops on Tarakan surrender
  • 01-12National War Labor Board created
  • 01-13Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies
  • 01-13Interallied war trial conference publishes St. James Declaration
  • 01-13Allied Conference for war trials
  • 01-13German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast
  • 01-14Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo
  • 01-15Cubs, drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WWII
  • 01-15FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WWII
  • 01-16William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army
  • 01-19Japanese forces invade Burma
  • 01-19Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers

People born in year of 1942

  • 01-01Country Joe McDonald: California, United States -- Rock guitarist / vocalist (the Fish)
  • 01-01Gennadi Vassilyevich Sarafanov: USSR -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • 01-01George Couroupos: Composer
  • 01-01Martin Frost: (Rep-D-Texas, 1971- )
  • 01-05Cliff Potts: Glendale, California -- Actor (Ted-Lou Grant)
  • 01-05Maurizio Pollini: Milan, Italy -- Pianist
  • 01-06Barbara Lynn Alexander: Producer
  • 01-07Vasili Alexeyev: USSR -- Weightlifer (1972, 76 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-08John Peterson: Rocker
  • 01-08Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov: USSR -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
  • 01-10Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko: Russia -- Cosmonaut
  • 01-10Jack Regan: Broadcaster
  • 01-10Walter Hill: Director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice)
  • 01-12Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky: Cosmonaut (Soyuz 24 backup)
  • 01-14Amichand Rajbansi: South African politician
  • 01-14Carol Bellamy: Planfield, New Jersey -- (City Council President D-NYC, 1978-85)
  • 01-15Edward "Sonny" Bivins: US singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye)
  • 01-16Barbara Lynn: Rocker
  • 01-16Bill Francis Mobile Al: Rocker (Dr Hook)
  • 01-16Tony P Hall: (Rep-D-Ohio, 1979- )
  • 01-16William Francis: Rocker
  • 01-17Randy Boone: Fayetteville, North Carolina -- Actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian)
  • 01-19Michael Crawford: England, United Kingdom -- Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)
  • 01-19Shelly Fabares: Santa Monica, California -- Actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach)
  • 01-23Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin: Cosmonaut
  • 01-26Nigel Walmsley: Chairman (Carlton UK Television)
  • 01-26Scott Glenn: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft)
  • 01-26William McLennan: CEO (Central Statistical Office)
  • 01-27James Cromwell: Los Angeles, California -- Actor (Stretch-All in the Family, Babe)
  • 01-27Petr Kotik: Composer

People died in year of 1942

  • 01-01Jaroslav Jezek: Composer, dies at 35
  • 01-03Pauline Beersmans [PLJM van Cuyck]: Flemish actress, dies at 70
  • 01-04Leon Jessel: Composer, dies at 70
  • 01-05Yves Paringaux: French Chief of Staff, murdered
  • 01-07Henry: Count of Baillet-Latour, President of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63
  • 01-08Arvo Hannikainen: Composer, dies at 44
  • 01-15Melvin Winfield Sheppard: Runner (1908, 12 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 58
  • 01-16Carole Lombard: Actress, (Bolero), and mom killed in plane crash at 32
  • 01-17Frederick Jerome Work: Composer, dies at 61
  • 01-21Henryk Opienski: Polish Composer / musicologist / conductor, dies at 72
  • 01-22Reimond Tollenaere: Leader Flemishch National Front, dies at 81
  • 01-22Walter Richard Sickert: British Painter (Free House!), dies at 81
  • 01-25Eugene Samuel-Holeman: Composer, dies at 78
  • 01-26Gerard L F Philips: Dutch manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83
  • 01-28Pablo Luna y Carne: Composer, dies at 61
  • 01-29Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal: Composer, dies at 92
  • 01-30Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati: Composer, dies at 72
  • 02-06Wobbe de Vries: Dutch linguist, dies at 78
  • 02-07Dorando di Desiderio Pietri: Marathoner (1908 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 56
  • 02-08Fritz Todt: German Reichs Minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50
  • 02-12Grant Wood: US Painter (American Gothic), dies at 49
  • 02-15Guido Adler: Austrian musicologist, dies at 91
  • 02-15Stanislav Binicki: Composer, dies at 69
  • 02-20Guido Gasperini: Composer, dies at 76
  • 02-23Stefan Zweig: Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60
  • 02-25Leo Ascher: Composer, dies at 61
  • 02-27Karel WFM Doorman: Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52
  • 03-03Amedeo: Duke of Aosta, Viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43
  • 03-04Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg: Composer, dies at 62
  • 03-08Jose R Capablanca: Cuban chess player (world champ 1927), dies at 53