What Happened on March 5, 1942

Historical Events

  • Japanese troop march into Batavia

Historic Event

Josip Tito establishes 3rd Proletarian Brigade in Bosnia

Music Premiere

World première of Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony in Kuybyshev, Russia


Famous Birthdays

  • Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain, 1982-96, born in Seville
  • Michael "Mike" Resnick, American sci-fi author (Sideshow; Eros Ascending), born in Chicago, Illinois
1942 Highlights

About March 5, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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