What Happened on February 15, 1942

Historical Events

  • German U-boat shells Antillian oil refinery
  • Japanese troops march into Palembang, South Sumatra
  • World War II: British ruled Singapore surrenders to the Japanese
1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Glyn Johns, British recording engineer and producer (Eagles; The Who; Eric Clapton), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • Guido Adler, Bohemian-Austrian musicologist (Still in the Music), dies at 91
  • Stanislav Binički, Serbian composer, dies at 69

About February 15, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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