On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1941

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter, born in Auderghem, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • Tim Hardin, American singer ("If I Were a Carpenter"; "Black Sheep Boy"; "Reason to Believe"), born in Eugene, Oregon (d. 1980)
1941 Highlights

About December 23, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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