On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1941

Historical Events

  • Dutch & Australian troops land on Portuguese Timor
  • German submarine U-31 sunk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

German troops led by Erwin Rommel begin retreating in North Africa

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • World War II: Beginning of the Siege of Sebastopol.
1941 Highlights

About December 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius