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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1941.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1941: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1941?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1941 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python
  • 02 Dec 1941 Largest roller-skating rink (outside of New York City) opens in Peekskill, New York.
  • 04 Dec 1941 The State of Jefferson is declared in Yreka, California, with judge John Childs as a governor.
  • 05 Dec 1941 US aircraft carrier Lexington and five heavy cruisers leave Pearl Harbor.
  • 06 Dec 1941 Dutch and British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore.
  • 07 Dec 1941 Australian bombers land on Timor / Ambon
  • 08 Dec 1941 Destruction Camp Chelmo opens
  • 09 Dec 1941 1st US WWII bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
  • 10 Dec 1941 British battleship Prince of Wales sinks off Singapore
  • 11 Dec 1941 Germany and Italy declare war on US
  • 12 Dec 1941 European reservists on Java mobilizes.
  • 13 Dec 1941 U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier Ark Royal
  • 14 Dec 1941 Premier Winston Churchill travels to US on board HMS Duke of York
  • 15 Dec 1941 Gas / electrical use restricted in Holland
  • 16 Dec 1941 World War II: Japanese forces occupy Miri, Sarawak
  • 17 Dec 1941 German submarine U-31 sunk
  • 18 Dec 1941 German submarine U-434 sinks
  • 19 Dec 1941 German submarine U-574 sinks
  • 20 Dec 1941 Japanese troops lands on Mindanao.
  • 21 Dec 1941 German submarine U-567 sinks
  • 22 Dec 1941 Premier Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, DC
  • 23 Dec 1941 American forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese
  • 24 Dec 1941 (about 0930 hours) US forces on Wake Island surrender to the Japanese.
  • 25 Dec 1941 Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong
  • 26 Dec 1941 Winston Churchill becomes first British Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of US Congress, warning that the Axis would "stop at nothing".
  • 27 Dec 1941 Siberia: Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 7th Symphony
  • 28 Dec 1941 State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia / Moravia
  • 29 Dec 1941 Japanese forces begin an attack on Corregidor, Philippines.
  • 30 Dec 1941 Nazibezetters oblige artsen member to become of Artsenkamer
  • 31 Dec 1941 Young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1941?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Blues in the Night
  2. - By-U By-O (The Lou'siana Lullaby)
  3. - Shepherd Serenade
  4. - This Is No Laughing Matter
  5. - (There'll be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Country: United States of America

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Country: United States of America

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States of America

Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

Starring: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Country: United States of America