On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1941

Historical Events

  • Free France under adm Muselier occupies St-Pierre et Miquelon
  • Japanese troops land on Mindanao, Philippines
  • World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Creton, Suriname/Neth painter

Famous Deaths

  • Igor Severyanin, Russian poet (b. 1887)
1941 Highlights

About December 20, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius