February 14, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang, Sumatra
  • Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens
  • World War II: Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.

Birthdays in History

  • Margaret Wright, chief commissioner (Guide Association)
  • Michael Bloomberg, American philanthropist, politician, and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., born in Boston, Massachusetts

Deaths in History

  • Adnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)