On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers

Battle of InterestBattle of Eniwetok

Battle of Eniwetok: US forces take Enewetak Atoll at the cost of 37 Americans killed or missing and 94 wounded, Japanese losses were 800 dead and 23 prisoners
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US landing craft pass supporting warships on their way to Eniwetok Atoll
US landing craft pass supporting warships on their way to Eniwetok Atoll
  • World War II: The "Big Week" began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers

Famous Birthdays

  • Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Robert de Cotret, French Canadian politician (d. 1999)
  • Roger Knapman, British MP
  • Willem van Hanegem, Dutch soccer champ/coach (Feyenoord)