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 Interest

Tito establishes 2nd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia

1942 History

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, England
  • Peter Guber, producer (Flashdance)
  • Richard Bowman Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

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

About March 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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