March 8, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Japanese forces capture Rangoon, Burma
  • KNIL, Dutch colonial army on Java, surrenders to Japanese armies

Birthdays in History

  • Ralph Ellis, England, rhythm (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)

Deaths in History

  • Jose R Capablanca, Cuban chess player (world champ 1927), dies at 53