On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1941

Historical Events


Sinking ShipAttack on Pearl Harbor

First ships of admiral Nagumo's Pearl Harbor fleet return to Japan

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USS Arizona ablaze and sinking after the attack on Pearl Harbor
USS Arizona ablaze and sinking after the attack on Pearl Harbor
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Famous Birthdays

  • John Levene, British actor, born in Salisbury, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Siegfried Alkan, German composer (b. 1858)
1941 Highlights

About December 24, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn