On This Day

What Happened on November 26, 1941

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda
  • General Alan Cunningham relieved of command of British 8th Army in North Africa

Sinking ShipAttack on Pearl Harbor

Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward 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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  • Lebanon independence first proclaimed by France

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Torborg, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano, born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (b. 1876)
  • Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (Trold, der vejrer kristenblod), dies at 80
1941 Highlights

About November 26, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius