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1941 Historical Event(s)
- January 27, 1941 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
- March 19, 1941 – World War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp, is activated.
- May 6, 1941 – At California’s March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
- May 12, 1941 – Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world’s first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.
- June 1, 1941 – World War II: Battle of Crete ends as Crete capitulates to Germany.
- June 26, 1941 – World War II: Soviet planes bomb Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia), giving Hungary the impetus to declare war the next day.
- September 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
- November 12, 1941 – World War II: The Soviet cruiser Chervona Ukraina is destroyed during the Battle of Sevastopol.
- November 14, 1941 – World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from the GS U-81 sustained on November 13.
- December 17, 1941 – World War II: Japanese forces land in Northern Borneo.
Who Were Born On 1941?
- January 4, 1941 – John Bennett Perry, American actor
- January 21, 1941 – Mike Medavoy, American film producer
- March 30, 1941 – Graeme Edge, British musician (Moody Blues)
- April 20, 1941 – Ryan O'Neal, American actor
- June 2, 1941 – William Guest, American singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
- June 24, 1941 – Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst and novelist
- August 26, 1941 – Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress
- October 4, 1941 – Roy Blount, Jr., American writer
- October 9, 1941 – Brian Lamb, American television executive