On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1942

Historical Events

  • Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang, Sumatra
  • Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens
  • The Polish resistance movement, the Home Army, is formed and will eventually become the largest resistance movement in occupied Europe
  • World War II: Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Robinson, American actor
  • Margaret Wright, chief commissioner (Guide Association)
  • Michael Bloomberg, American philanthropist, politician, and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican auto racer (youngest F1 driver ever to race for Ferrari), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1962)

Famous Deaths

  • Adnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)
1942 Highlights

About February 14, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius