On This Day

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
  • 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
  • Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews

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