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Events in 1941

9 January: Joan Baez, American singer, is born on Staten Island, New York.
13 January: James Joyce, Irish author, dies in a Zürich hospital at age 58.
14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
27 January: At this Chinese New Year the Dragon makes way for the Year of the Snake.
17 March: American president Roosevelt opens the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
12 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
13 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.
15 April: Following a bombing campaign, Sarajevo falls into German hands.
1 May: The movie “Citizen Kane”, directed by and starring Orson Welles, premieres in American cinemas.
10 May: The 9th century church of St Clement Danes in the City of Westminster, rebuilt by William the Conqueror, in the Middle Ages and by Christopher Wren in 1680, is hit by German bombs during the London Blitz, to be rebuilt and reconsecrated in 1958.
24 May: Bob Dylan, American singer, is born Robert Allen Zimmerman in St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.
27 May: American Bell Labs engineer Russell Ohl patents a “Light sensitive device”, the first practical solar cell.
1 June: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
22 June: Germany attacks Russia.
1 Augustus: The first Jeep is produced in Toledo, Ohio.
7 Augustus: Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali author, painter and musician, dies in Calcutta at age 80.
9 September: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1360 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
1 October: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
9 October: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
7 December: The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the US Pacific Fleet located at Pearl Harbor on the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i, bringing the United States into World War II.
8 December: Japan invades Thailand, with a ceasefire declared after less than a day of fighting.
16 December: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
21 December: Thailand signs an alliance with warring Japan.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1941

Time Person of the Year
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Time Man of the Year.
Claus von Stauffenberg, Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, Max Planck, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Orville Wright, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Maynard Keynes, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Che Guevara, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Anne Frank, Martin Luther King, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, Yuri Gagarin, The 14th Dalai Lama, Elvis Presley, Kofi Annan, John Lennon, Pelé and John Hurt celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1941

The year 1941 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1845, 1851, 1862, 1873, 1879, 1890, 1902, 1913, 1919 and 1930 in the century before it and 1947, 1958, 1969, 1975, 1986, 1997, 2003, 2014, 2025 and 2031 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1941 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 27 May 2017.
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