What Happened on December 2, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • Japanese Marshal Admiral Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor
  • Largest roller skating rink (outside of NYC) opens in Peekskill, New York
  • NY Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager, replacing Bill Terry
  • US Naval Intelligence ceases bugging Japanese consul

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity)
  • Sugar Ramos [Ultiminio Ramos], Cuban-Mexican boxer ( World Featherweight champion), born in Matanzas, Cuba (d. 2017)
  • Tom McGuiness, rocker (McGuiness-Flint)