Thursday 25 December 1941, Christmas
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 25, 1941). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Noël Le Graët and Kenneth Calman.
All Through the Night, directed by Vincent Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
On TV people were watching Men at Work.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 25 December 1941
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Which were the important events of 25 December 1941 ?
- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
- Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
- British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
- Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
- Noël Le Graët
- Kenneth Calman: Scottish Chief Medical officer in Scotland 1989-1991 and in England 1991 to August 1998, a knighted professor.
- Guido Reybrouck
- Don Pullen: Pianist / composer.
- Guido Rebrouck: Belgium sport Champion.
- Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong
- Japanese aircraft carriers Akagi / Kagu back in Kure, Japan
- World War II: Battle of Hong Kong ends, beginning the Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong.
- Admiral Chester W Nimitz arrives at Pearl Harbor to assume command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet