On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Guido Adler, Bohemian-Austrian musicologist (Still in the Music), dies at 91
  • Stanislav Binički, Serbian composer, dies at 69
1942 Highlights

About February 15, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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