What Happened on February 2, 1942

Historical Events

  • LA Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans
  • US auto factories switch from commercial to war production

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)
  • Graham Nash, British-American musician and singer-songwriter (The Hollies - "Bus Stop"; Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Our House"), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Ron Franklin, American sportscaster (ESPN 1987-2011; ESPN College Football Primetime), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 2022)
  • Satya Paul, Indian fashion designer and entrepreneur who invented the modern sari, born in Layyah, Punjab, British India (d. 2021) [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Daniil Kharms [Yuvatchov], Russian surrealist and absurdist writer, poet, and playwright, dies of starvation during the siege of Leningrad at 36
1942 Highlights

About February 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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