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, NH, short-story writer (World According to Garp)
  • 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 and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist

Famous Deaths

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

About March 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces