On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1942

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bosnia Tito establishes 3rd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito
  • Japanese troop march into Batavia

Music releaseMusic 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? 78 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces