What Happened on March 20, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Convoy PQ13 departs Reykjavik Iceland to Russia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General MacArthur vows "I came through and I shall return" after escaping Japanese invaded Philippines

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Major German assault on Malta

Famous Deaths

  • Theodoro Valcarcel, composer, dies at 41