Saturday February 28, 1942
US date format: 2/28/1942, UK date format: 28/2/1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 28, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Brian Jones and Brian Jones.
The Male Animal, directed by Elliott Nugent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
On TV people were watching Men at Work.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 28, 1942?
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- 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.
- Karel Doorman: Dutch admiral (Born 1889).
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