On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1942

Historical Events


Battle of InterestBattle of Los Angeles

The "Battle of Los Angeles" takes place, a series of anti-aircraft engagements over the city in response to a rumored but false Japanese attack. It would last until the morning of the following day.

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Anti-aircraft guns and spotlights comb the sky above Los Angeles during the rumored Japanese attack
Anti-aircraft guns and spotlights comb the sky above Los Angeles during the rumored Japanese attack
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  • Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
  • David K Williamson, Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)
  • Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
  • Paul Jones, English singer (Mighty Quinn-Manfred Mann) and radio presenter (The Blues Show), born in Portsmouth, England
  • Stuart Henry, British disc jockey

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Drexler, German politician and founder of the German Worker's Party, dies at 57
1942 Highlights

About February 24, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces