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 This day in History - December 7
333 Historic Events for December 7
1938

Harry Moses, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1887-95), dies

Death
1939

Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Event
1939

William Walton's violinist concert premieres in Cleveland

Event
1940

28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5

Event
1940

Kumar Shahani, writer/director (Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan)

Birth
1940

North Africa: British counter offensive under general O'Connor

Event
1941

Cecil Forsyth, composer, dies at 71

Death
1941

Australian bombers land on Timor/Ambon

Event
1941

Nacht and Nebel Erlass, resistance fighter sent to concentration camps

Event
1941

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor (a date that will live in infamy)

Event
1941

German siege of Tobruk after 8 months ends

Event
1941

1st Japanese submarine sunk by a US ship (USS Ward)

Event
1941

Iida, Japanese pilot/lt, dies in battle at 28

Death
1941

Futshida's air fleet passes coastline of Oahu

Event
1942

Harry Chapin, NYC, rock vocalist (Taxi, Cat's in the Craddle)

Birth
1942

Jonathan D Kramer, composer

Birth
1943

John Bouber, [Blom], actor/author (Bluejackets), dies at 22

Death
1943

Cairo: president Roosevelt travels back to the US

Event
1944

General Radescu forms Romanian government

Event
1944

Convention on International Civil Aviation drawn up in Chicago

Event
1945

Microwave oven patented

Event
1946

Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119

Event
1947

Johnny Bench, baseball catcher (Reds)

Birth
1947

Peter de Jong, Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini and Maxi)

Birth
1947

Vincent Baggetta, Paterson NJ, actor (Lou-Chicago Story)

Birth