Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the U.S. military base in Hawaii and access point to the Pacific, crippling much of the U.S. fleet and causing the United States to enter World War II. Before Congress, President Roosevelt declared the day a 'date which will live in infamy'.
May 1, 1941
Orson Welles released one of the greatest films in history, Citizen Kane, a movie that portrayed the life of publishing giant William Randolph Hearst.
July 17, 1941
Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak ended after 56 games.