On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1942

Historical Events


Philippine Revolution'I Shall Return'

World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse

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A statue in the Philippines commemorating the promised return of American commander Douglas MacArthur in World War II
A statue in the Philippines commemorating the promised return of American commander Douglas MacArthur in World War II
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Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Keeler, British model & showgirl (Profumo affair), born in Uxbridge, England (d. 2017)
1942 Highlights

About February 22, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces