What Happened on February 16, 1942

Historical Events

  • Bangka Island massacre: Japanese soldiers machine-gun 22 Australian Army nurses and 60 Australian and British soldiers and crew members from two sunken ships. Only one nurse and two soldiers survive.
  • German submarines attack Aruba oil refinery

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Hammond AM, Australian rules key defender (AFL Hall of Fame; North Adelaide; SA) and coach (Sydney Swans 1984), born in Perth, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Gabriel Brnčić, Chilean composer, and pedagogue, born in Santiago, Chile

Kim Jong-ilKim Jong-il (1942-2011)

Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994-2011), born in Vyatskoye, Soviet Union [disputed birthplace and birth date, 1941]

Born in 1942

About February 16, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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