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, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, NHL center/GM (Bruins, Rangers)

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito

Famous Deaths

  • Guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76