What Happened on February 26, 1942

Historical Events

  • German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb
  • Radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies

Event of Interest

Werner Heisenberg, a principal scientist in the German nuclear weapons program, delivers a lecture to Nazi officials about extracting energy from nuclear fission

1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Adriaan van Dis, Dutch author (Nathan Sid, In Africa), born in Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands
  • Yƍsuke Yamashita, Japanese jazz pianist, and composer of jazz, film scores, and classical works, born in Tokyo, Japan
Born in 1942

About February 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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