What Happened on February 20, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers, becomes America's first World War II flying ace

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
  • Claude Miller, director (Garde a Vue, Little Thief, Wild Child), (d. 2012)
  • David O'Dowd, Chief Constable (Northamptonshire)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mitch McConnell, American politician, (Senator-R-KY, 1985-, and Senate Majority Leader 2015- ), born in Sheffield, Alabama

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
  • Peter Strauss, Croton-on-Hudson NY, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Phil Esposito, Canadian NHL center, GM (Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito

Famous Deaths

  • Guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76