What Happened on December 9, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
  • 300 Montgomery, SF opens as new Bank of America HQ
  • 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)
  • China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
  • Citizen Register reports "Hostile planes reported nearing Westchester"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hitler orders US ships are to be torpedoed

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • Beau Bridges, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Russian writer and philosopher (b. 1865)
  • Leonard "Leo" Polak, Dutch philosopher, dies in Sachsenhausen at 61