On This Day

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

Sinking ShipAttack on Pearl Harbor

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

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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

  • Albert J Evenhuis, Dutch undersecretary of Economic (VVD)
  • Ed Brinkman, American baseball player
  • Geoff Hurst, cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)
  • Randall "Duke" Cunningham, US Navy fighter pilot and Congressman
1941 Highlights

About December 8, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius