What Happened on February 16, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Bangka Island massacre: Japanese soldiers machine-gun 22 Australian Army nurses and 60 Australian and British soldiers and crew members from two sunken ships. Only one nurse and two soldiers survive.
  • German submarines attack Aruba oil refinery

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabriel Brncic, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Kim Jong-il, Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994-2011), born in Vyatskoye, Soviet Union [disputed birth place and birth date, 1941] (d. 2011)

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-il