On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1941

Historical Events

Historic Event

American mobster Louis Buchalter is sentenced to death along with his lieutenants Emanuel Weiss and Louis Capone

  • Largest roller skating rink (outside of NYC) opens in Peekskill, New York
  • New York Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager; replaces another future Baseball Hall of Famer Bill Terry, who heads Giants' farm system
  • US Naval Intelligence ceases bugging Japanese consul

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike England, Welsh soccer defender and manager (44 caps, Tottenham Hotspur; mgr Wales), born in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales
  • Paul Ching Wu Chu, Chinese-American physicist (superconductivity), born in Changsha, Hunan, China
  • Sugar Ramos [Ultiminio Ramos], Cuban-Mexican boxer (World Featherweight champion 1963-64), born in Matanzas, Cuba (d. 2017)
  • Tom McGuiness, English rocker (The Blues Band), born in Wimbledon, London
1941 Highlights

About December 2, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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