On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • British assault on Benghazi, Libya: first major allied offensive in North Africa
  • Illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
  • South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11

Famous Birthdays

  • Sammy Strain, American singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad)

Famous Deaths

  • Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle