ENIAC (for “Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer”), the first general-purpose electronic computer, is unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chet Atkins’ makes his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” Directed by Frank Capra. With James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore is made.
Famous Births … Liza Minnelli, Cher, Donald Trump, George W. Bush.
Deaths … W.C. Fields, H.G. Wells.
The Chicago Bears win the NFL crown by defeating the New York Giants 24-14 in New York.
Average wages per year are $2,500.00
A 7.4 magnitude undersea earthquake in the north pacific ocean caused a Tsunami that by the time it reached Hawaii some 2,400 miles away had waves reaching 60ft in height. It hit coastal areas of Hawaii causing the deaths of 150 +.
War Crimes Trials are held in Tokyo for those accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity during World War II.