On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • American forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese
  • British troops overrun Benghazi, Libya
  • Japan begins assault on Rangoon, Burma

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (Walking Tall, Beguilled), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Ron Bushy, American musician, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter, born in Auderghem, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • Tim Hardin, American singer (If I Were a Carpenter, Reason to Believe), born in Eugene, Oregon (d. 1980)