What Happened on December 11, 1941

Historical Events

Cricket History

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
  • Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WW II-landing)
  • Japanese occupy Guam
  • NY Giants acquire future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Johnny Mize from Cardinals for 3 players & $50,000

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)
1941 Highlights

About December 11, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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