1941 was a free year.
January 6. - In his speech in Congress, US President Franklin Roosevelt defined the American goal of the "four freedoms": freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from fear and freedom from poverty.
January 22 - Australian and British forces take Tobruk from Italy after 11 days of siege.
February 3 - Germany forcibly reinstates Pierre Laval in occupied Vichy France.
February 4 - The Hungarian Parliament ratifies Hungary's accession to the Triple Alliance and the Treaty of Eternal Friendship with Yugoslavia.
February 14 - The first units of the African Corps arrive in Tripoli.
March 1 - Bulgaria joins the Triple Alliance in World War II.
March 2 - First German troops enter Bulgaria after joining the Triple Alliance.
March 4 - Prince Pavle Karadjordjevic meets with the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, in Berlin.
March 4 - British commandos successfully carry out Operation Claymore on fish oil and glycerin factories in the Lofoten Islands in occupied Norway.
March 6 - The Crown Council of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, in World War II, decides that Yugoslavia joins the Triple Alliance, provided that Germany and Italy guarantee its inviolability of territory.
March 25 - Dragisa Cvetkovic and Joachim von Ribbentrop sign a protocol in Vienna acceding to Yugoslavia's Triple Alliance.
March 27 - A military coup overthrows Prince Pavle Karadjordjevic and the government of Dragisa Cvetkovic, and a new one is formed, headed by General Dusan Simovic.
March 28 - British naval forces inflict heavy losses on the Italian navy in the Battle of Cape Matapan in World War II.
April 6 - German troops launch an attack on Yugoslavia by bombing Belgrade.
7-30. April - Battle of Greece
April 10 - In Zagreb, with the support of Nazi Germany, the Independent State of Croatia is proclaimed, led by Ustasha leader Ante Pavelic.
April 10 - The Communist Party of Yugoslavia issues a Proclamation calling on the people not to accept the occupying power and start collecting weapons for the upcoming fight. For that purpose, a Military Committee was formed within the Central Committee of the CPY.
April 12 - German troops in World War II �