What Happened on February 14, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang, Sumatra
  • Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens
  • WWII: Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Robinson, American actor
  • Margaret Wright, chief commissioner (Guide Association)
  • Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)

Famous Deaths

  • Adnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)