On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1941

Historical Events

  • 44 surviving crewmen of German U-434 surrender to the HMS Blankney after scuttling their wounded submarine. Two are lost.
  • Japanese troops land on Hong Kong

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Kowalczyk, Polish equestrian rider (Olympics gold show jumping individual; silver team 1980), born in Drogomyƛl, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Sam Andrew, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Company-Cheap Thrills)
  • Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer (Divine Love), born in Leland, Mississippi
1941 Highlights

About December 18, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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