On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1942

Historical Events


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

14th Academy Awards: "How Green was My Valley", Gary Cooper & Joan Fontaine win

  • Admiral Helfrich departs Java for Ceylon

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Larose, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1965, 66, 68, 71, 73; Montreal Canadiens), born in Hearst, Ontario
  • John Irving, American short-story writer (The World According to Garp; The Cider House Rules), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Kwang Jo Choi, the founder of Choi Kwang- do and is one of the twelve original Masters of Taekwon-Do.
  • Lou Reed, American rock vocalist, songwriter and guitarist (Velvet Underground - "Sweet Jane"; "Walk On The Wild Side"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Luc Plamondon, French-Canadian musical lyricist, born in Saint-Raymond, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Christian, American jazz and swing guitarist (Benny Goodman Sextet), dies of tuberculosis at 25 [1] [2]
1942 Highlights

About March 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces