On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Dutch & British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore
  • NYC Council agrees to build Idlewild (Kennedy) Airport in Queens

Famous Birthdays

  • Helen Cornelius, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Monroe City, Missouri
  • John Nelson, conductor (Les Troyens of Berlioz), born in San José, Costa Rica
  • Richard Speck, mass murderer (killed 8 student nurses in 1966)

Famous Weddings

  • King Leopold of Belgium marries Lilian Baels

Famous Deaths

  • Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message), dies at 66