On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1941

Historical Events

  • 1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines

Historic Event

300 Montgomery, San Francisco opens as new Bank of America HQ

  • 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)

Historic Event

Adolf Hitler orders US ships to be torpedoed

  • China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
  • Citizen Register reports "Hostile planes reported nearing Westchester"

Famous Birthdays

  • Beau Bridges, American actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dan Hicks, American singer and 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
1941 Highlights

About December 9, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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