On This Day

Historical Events in November 1941

Historic Event

Nov 1 Chetniks attacks Tito's partizans in Uzice Yugoslavia

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Nov 1 Japanese naval staff offiicers Suzuki & Maejima arrive at Pearl Harbor

Famous Photo

Nov 1 Ansel Adams shoots 'Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico', one of his most famous photographs

  • Nov 5 Japanese naval staff officers Suzuki and Maejima leave Pearl Harbor
  • Nov 6 Einsatz Gruppe kills 15,000 Jews of Rovno Ukraine
  • Nov 6 USA lends Soviet Union $1 million
  • Nov 7 British air attacks on Berlin, Mannheim & Ruhrgebied
  • Nov 8 The Albanian Communist Party is founded

Historic Event

Nov 9 Hitler threatens Clemens August, Graf von Galen and Bishop of M√ľnster

  • Nov 11 Czech premier General Eliasj arrested by Nazis
  • Nov 12 Germany's drive to take Moscow halted
  • Nov 12 Radio stations WOV-AM & WNEW-AM in NYC swaps call letters
  • Nov 12 Alma Heflin, 1st female test pilot for commercial aircraft - Piper Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 13 German Abweht consults with Chetnikleider Draza Mihailovic
  • Nov 13 U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal near Gibraltar
  • Nov 14 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean, having been torpedoed by a German submarine the day before
  • Nov 14 Governr-General Wouters of Dutch Antilles refuses Jews refuge
  • Nov 15 Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
  • Nov 15 Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier
  • Nov 16 German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)
  • Nov 17 Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • Nov 18 British troops open attack on Tobruk, North Africa
  • Nov 18 Jerome Chodorov/Joseph Fields' "Junior Miss" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Nov 18 Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia

  • Nov 20 Adm Nomura & Kurusu hands over Japanese last diplomatic note
  • Nov 20 German "auxiliary cruiser" (armed merchant raider) Kormoran sinks near Australia
  • Nov 21 German troops occupy Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia
  • Nov 22 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis
  • Nov 22 NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya
  • Nov 23 German troops conquer Klin, NW of Moscow
  • Nov 24 "Life Certificates" issued to some Jews of Vilna, the rest are exterminated
  • Nov 24 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
  • Nov 24 US troops land on Suriname to protect bauxite mine
  • Nov 25 German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
  • Nov 25 Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player manager
  • Nov 25 Finland joins the anti-communist Anti-Komintern Pact

Sports History

Nov 26 Amateur American tennis stars Bobby Riggs and Frank Kovacs turn professional after being suspended by the US Lawn Tennis Association for undisclosed financial gain

  • Nov 26 General Alan Cunningham relieved of command of British 8th Army in North Africa
  • Nov 26 British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda
  • Nov 26 Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor
  • Nov 26 Lebanon independence first proclaimed by France
  • Nov 27 British 13th Army Corps reaches Tobruk in Libya

Sports History

Nov 27 New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP, for the 2nd time

  • Nov 27 USSR begins a counter offensive, causes Germany to retreat
  • Nov 28 German troops vacate Rostov
  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 18-16 for their 3rd Championship
  • Nov 29 Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Japanese war fleet
  • Nov 30 101 year old Nyack-Tarrytown (NY) ferry makes its last run

Historic Event

Nov 30 Japanese Emperor Hirohito consults with admirals Shimada and Nagano