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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 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.

But much more happened on March 1942: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1942?


Events

  • 01 Mar 1942 Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews.
  • 02 Mar 1942 14th Academy Awards: How Green was My Valley, Gary Cooper, and Joan Fontaine win.
  • 03 Mar 1942 World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.
  • 05 Mar 1942 Bosnia Tito establishes 3rd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia
  • 07 Mar 1942 First cadets graduated from flying school at Tuskegee.
  • 08 Mar 1942 Japanese forces captures Rangoon Burma
  • 09 Mar 1942 Construction of the Alaska Highway begins.
  • 11 Mar 1942 US General Douglas MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia.
  • 12 Mar 1942 British troops vacate the Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal.
  • 13 Mar 1942 Julia Flikke, Nurse Corps, becomes 1st woman Colonel in US army
  • 14 Mar 1942 Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the world to successfully treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
  • 15 Mar 1942 Alexander van Zemlinsky, Austrian/US composer (African Dance), dies at age 70.
  • 16 Mar 1942 The first V-2 rocket test launch. It exploded at lift-off.
  • 17 Mar 1942 Belzec Concentration Camp opens-30,000 Lublin Polish Jews transported.
  • 18 Mar 1942 Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters.
  • 19 Mar 1942 FDR orders men between 45 and 64 to register for non military duty
  • 20 Mar 1942 Convoy PQ13 departs Reykjavik Iceland to Russia
  • 21 Mar 1942 Convoy QP9 departs Great Britain to Murmansk
  • 22 Mar 1942 World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
  • 23 Mar 1942 US moves native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers.
  • 25 Mar 1942 700 Jews of Polish Lvov-district reach Belzec Concentration camp.
  • 26 Mar 1942 1st 700 Jews from Polish Lvov-district reach concentration camp Belzec
  • 27 Mar 1942 Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in six to retain heavyweight boxing title (New York City, New York).
  • 28 Mar 1942 British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St. Nazaire
  • 29 Mar 1942 British cruiser Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea
  • 30 Mar 1942 SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp.

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Movies

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The Godfather

The Godfather

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Country: United States of America

Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Country: United States of America

Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

Country: United States of America

Annie Hall

Annie Hall

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Country: United States of America