What Happened on December 9, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
  • 300 Montgomery, San Francisco opens as new Bank of America HQ
  • 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler orders US ships to be torpedoed

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
  • Citizen Register reports "Hostile planes reported nearing Westchester"

Famous Birthdays

  • Beau Bridges, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Russian writer and philosopher (b. 1865)
  • Leonard "Leo" Polak, Dutch philosopher, dies in Sachsenhausen at 61