What Happened on December 10, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sunk following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
  • Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
  • Japanese troops overrun Guam

Famous Birthdays

  • Chad Stuart, Windermere Cumberland, UK rock vocalist/guitarist (Chad & Jeremy)
  • Fionnula Flanagan, actress (Rich Man Poor Man), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jeff Jones, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in 60's)
  • Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, born in Kawasaki (d. 1985)
  • Peter Michael Goetz, actor (Jumping Jack Flash, King Kong Lives)
  • Tim Considine, actor (Mike-My 3 Sons), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Tommy Kirk, actor (Old Yeller)
  • Tommy Rettig, Jackson Heights NY, actor (Jeff's Collie-Lassie)

Famous Deaths

  • Colin Kelly, American pilot (b. 1915)