What Happened on December 8, 1941

Historical Events

  • Chełmno extermination camp opens, 50 kilometres from Łódź, Poland
  • London: Dutch government-in-exile declares war on Japan
  • Russian 16th army recaptures Krijukovo
  • San Francisco 1st blackout, at 6:15 PM
  • US and Britain declare war on Japan, US enters World War II

Event of Interest

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers "Day of Infamy" speech to US Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

1941 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert J Evenhuis, Dutch undersecretary of Economic (VVD)
  • Ed Brinkman, American baseball player
  • Geoff Hurst, English soccer striker (49 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; West Ham United 411 games, Stoke City), born in Ashton-under-Lyne, England
  • Randall "Duke" Cunningham, US Navy fighter pilot and Congressman
Born in 1941

Famous Deaths

  • Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, American Basketball HOF contributor (team owner/coach in 18 cities), dies at 66

About December 8, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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