On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1st weapon drop on Netherlands
  • Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies
  • Race riot at Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Jones [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English musician (Rolling Stones), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1969)
  • Dino Zoff, Italian footballer
  • Frank Bonner, actor (WKRP, Hoax, You Can't Hurry Love), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
1942 Highlights

About February 28, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces