Program Cover - Dec. 7, 1941

Three scheduled NFL games were under way when the Japanese first attacked Pearl Harbor at 12:55 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, December 7, 1941.

The public address announcer at New York’s Polo Grounds, where fans were celebrating “Tuffy Leemans' Day” in honor of their star running back, interrupted his commentary to tell all servicemen to report to their units.

Here is the program cover from that day:

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