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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
  • Saint Silvana
  • Saint Rufinus
  • Saint Oswald (d. 992)
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Events

  • 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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The Male Animal

The Male Animal

Directed by: Elliott Nugent

Starring: Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson

The Ghost of Frankenstein

The Ghost of Frankenstein

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill

Country: United States of America

Black Dragons

Black Dragons

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore

The Mad Doctor of Market Street

The Mad Doctor of Market Street

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Una Merkel, Claire Dodd, Nat Pendleton

Too Many Women

Too Many Women

Directed by: Bernard B. Ray

Starring: Neil Hamilton, June Lang, Joyce Compton, Barbara Read

TV Series

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Men at Work

Men at Work

Country: United States of America

Days to next February 28

If February 28, 1942 is your birthday you're 78 years, 6 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 5 days.
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