On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1941

Historical Events

  • Chicago Bears Ray McLean makes last NFL drop kick for an extra point
  • David Diamond's 1st Symphony premieres
  • German submarine U-567 sinks

NFL Championship

National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 37-9; first team in NFL championship game era (since 1933) to win consecutive titles; Bears 5th title overall

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein

Famous Deaths

  • Peetie Wheatstraw [William Bunch], American blues singer, songwriter, and piano player, dies on his 39th birthday when the car in which he was a passenger met a freight train
1941 Highlights

About December 21, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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