What Happened on December 1, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Japanese Emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
  • Last day of first-class cricket in Australia for 4 years
  • US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes

Famous Deaths

  • Horace Chapman, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa, 39 runs, 1 wkt), dies