On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1942

Historical Events

  • US government begins moving native-born citizens with Japanese ancestry into detention centres under Executive Order 9066, with intention of preventing home-grown espionage

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephen Yardley, British stage and screen actor (Howards' Way), born in Ferrensby, Yorkshire, England
1942 Highlights

About March 24, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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