What Happened on December 11, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Australian state cricket associations, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales decide at meetings with new Prime Minister John Curtin to abandon all interstate first class matches for the duration of WWII
  • Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
  • Germany & Italy declare war on USA
  • Giants acquire Johnny Mize from Cards for 3 players & $50,000
  • Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WW II-landing)
  • Japanese occupy Guam

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Baucus, American politician (11th United States Ambassador to China), born in Helena, Montana
  • Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Bilthoven, Netherlands (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician, died at 85
  • John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (b. 1922)