On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1942

Historical Events

  • 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat
  • J Milton Cage Jr's "Imaginary Landscape No 3" premieres in Chicago
  • Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java
  • Major League Baseball owners decide not to allow players in the military to play for their clubs when on furlough

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tito establishes 2nd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Fisher, American R&B singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in DeKalb, Texas
  • Michael Giles, British drummer (King Crimson, Giles, Giles & Fripp), born in Waterlooville, Hampshire
  • Peter Guber, producer (Flashdance)
  • Richard Bowman Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Famous Deaths

  • George S. Rentz, U.S. Navy Chaplain (awarded the Navy Cross during WW II), dies at 59
1942 Highlights

About March 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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