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

Battle of InterestAttack on Pearl Harbor

Japanese Marshal Admiral Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor
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  • 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

  • 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)