On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1941

Historical Events

  • British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python

Declaration of War

Japanese Emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war

  • US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes

Famous Deaths

  • Alva B. Adams, American politician (U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1933-41), dies at 66
  • Horace Chapman, South African cricket all-rounder (2 Tests), dies at 51
1941 Highlights

About December 1, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius