What Happened on March 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat
  • Baseball decides that players in military can't play when on furlough
  • J Milton Cage Jr's "Imaginary Landscape No 3" premieres in Chicago
  • Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java
  • Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews
  • Tito establishes 2nd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia

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