Saturday 28 February 1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brian Jones and Dino Zoff.
49th Parallel, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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- Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
- Saint Silvana
- Saint Rufinus
- Saint Oswald (d. 992)
- Saint Romanus (died 463)
- Brian Jones: British musician, a founder of The Rolling Stones.
- Dino Zoff: Italian football goalie and the oldest ever winner of the World Cup won in 1982 when Zoff was 40.
- Oliviero Toscani
- Frank Bonner in Little Rock: Arkansas, USA; actor (WKRP, Hoax, You Can't Hurry Love, Sidekicks).
- Frank Bonner: American actor and director.
- Karel Doorman: Dutch admiral (Born 1889).
- 1st weapon drop on Netherlands
- Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit, Illinois.
- Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies.
- The heavy cruiser USS Houston is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth which lost 375 men.
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