What Happened on March 20, 1942

Historical Events

  • Convoy PQ13 departs Reykjavik Iceland to Russia
  • Major German assault on Malta
1942 History

Famous Weddings

Benny Goodman

American clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman (32) weds American socialite Alice Frances Hammond Duckworth (28), until her death in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Theodoro Valcarcel, composer, dies at 41
  • Vasily Kalafati, Russian composer (Cygany), dies in the siege of Leningrad during World War II at 73

About March 20, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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