What Happened on December 8, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Chełmno extermination camp opens, 50 kilometres from Łódź, Poland
  • London: Dutch government-in-exile declares war on Japan
  • President Roosevelt delivers "Day of Infamy" speech to US Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbour
  • Russian 16th army recaptures Krijukovo
  • San Francisco 1st blackout, at 6:15 PM
  • US & Britain declare war on Japan, US enters WW II

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert J Evenhuis, Dutch undersecretary of Economic (VVD)
  • Ed Brinkman, American baseball player
  • Geoff Hurst, cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)
  • Randall "Duke" Cunningham, US Navy fighter pilot and Congressman