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1941 Historical Event(s)
- January 6, 1941 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
- January 18, 1941 – World War II: British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.
- January 27, 1941 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
- March 1, 1941 – W47NV (now known as WSM-FM) begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the U.S.
- April 13, 1941 – Pact of neutrality between the USSR and Japan is signed.
- May 31, 1941 – A Luftwaffe air raid in Dublin, Ireland, claims 38 lives.
- June 3, 1941 – World War II: The Wehrmacht razes the Greek village of Kandanos to the ground, killing 180 of its inhabitants.
- June 5, 1941 – Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
- October 4, 1941 – Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
- December 20, 1941 – World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the “Flying Tigers” in Kunming, China.
Who Were Born On 1941?
- January 31, 1941 – Richard A. Gephardt, American politician
- February 20, 1941 – Lim Kit Siang, Democratic Socialist opposition party in Malaysia
- April 6, 1941 – Hans W. Geissendörfer, German filmmaker
- May 13, 1941 – Ritchie Valens, American singer (d. 1959)
- May 19, 1941 – Bobby Burgess, American dancer and singer
- June 23, 1941 – Robert Hunter, American lyricist and poet (The Grateful Dead)
- July 6, 1941 – Reinhard Roder, German football player and manager
- August 28, 1941 – Paul Plishka, American opera singer
- September 27, 1941 – Serge Ménard, Québécois politician
- October 25, 1941 – Anne Tyler, American novelist