On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • About 150 Japanese warplanes attack the Australian city of Darwin
  • Bill Longson beats Managoff & Sandor Szabo, to become wrestling champ
  • Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Japanese troops land on Timor
  • NY Yankees annouce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games
  • Tommy Dorsey & his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah"

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Kramer [Kenneth Bentley Kramer], former American Republican member of the House of Representatives, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Abbandando, American gangster (executed) (b. 1910)