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, a housing project in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Collins [Harold Lee], American radio broadcaster (WGN- 720AM, Chicago, 1986-2000), born in Lakeland, Florida (d. 2000)
  • Brian Jones, British blues and rock guitarist, organist and sitar player (Rolling Stones, 1962-69), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1969)
  • Dino Zoff, Italian footballer goalkeeper, 1961-83, and manager, 1988-2005, born in Mariano del Friuli, Italy
  • Frank Bonner [Boers], American actor (WKRP in Cincinnati - "Herb Tarlek"; The Hoax; Just The Ten Of Us), and television director, born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2021)
1942 Highlights

About February 28, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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