Pacific – Operation I: massive Japanese air strike against Allied shipping off Guadalcanal. US destroyer Aaron Ward, HMNZS Moa and tanker sunk; second tanker and transport damaged. Similar raids off New Guinea (2 transports sunk).
Mediterranean: Submarine Rorqual and minelayer Abdiel lay minefields off Tunisia to hamper Axis troop convoys.
Bolivia: Government declares war on Germany, Italy and Japan.
Cuba: Litvinov arrives in Havana to become first Soviet Minister there.
Germany: Hitler and Mussolini confer; Doenitz in attendance.
Tunisia: British 9th Brigade attacks Fondouk Pass.
Britain: Publication of Keynes’ Plan for international banking agreement.
USA: Secretary of Treasury Morgenthau’s Plan for stabilization of international finance published by Office of War Information.