What Happened on December 5, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Sullivan's Travels", directed by Preston Sturges and starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake, is released
  • Football Writers Association of America organized
  • Patrick Hamilton's "Angel Street" premieres in NYC
  • Sister Elizabeth Kenny new treatment for infantile paralysis approved
  • Soviet anti-offensive in Moscow drives out Nazi army

BattleAttack on Pearl Harbor

US aircraft carrier Lexington and 5 heavy cruisers leave Pearl Harbor

Famous Birthdays

  • David Wilson, English contractor/multi-millionaire