March 1942 in history

March 1942 events chronologically

Mar 3 World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people
Mar 8 World War II: Dutch forces surrender to Japanese forces on Java
Mar 11 World War II: General Douglas MacArthur flees Corregidor
Mar 14 Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin
Mar 16 The first V-2 rocket test launch. It exploded at lift-off
Mar 17 Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland
Mar 18 The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1942

Mar 2 Lou Reed an American musician, singer, and songwriter. After serving as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, his solo career spanned several decades
Mar 9 John Cale a Welsh musician, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the experimental rock band the Velvet Underground.
Mar 12 Ratko Mladić a former Bosnian Serb military leader accused of committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. On 31 May 2011, Mladić was extradited to The Hague, where he was processed at the detention center that holds suspects for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. His trial formally began in the Hague on 16 May 2012
Mar 17 John Wayne Gacy an American serial killer and rapist who was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of a minimum of 33 teenage boys and young men in a series of killings committed between 1972 and 1978 in Chicago, Illinois.
Mar 21 Ali Abdullah Saleh a Yemeni politician who was President of Yemen from 1990 to 2012. Saleh previously served as President of North Yemen from 1978 until unification with South Yemen in 1990
Mar 25 Aretha Franklin an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister L. Franklin's church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", " A Natural Woman" and "Think". These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade
Mar 28 Daniel Dennett an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1942

Mar 2 Charlie Christian an American swing and jazz guitarist.
Mar 5 Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia a Russian Imperial Highness and one of the few Romanovs to escape murder by the Bolsheviks after the Russian Revolution. He is known for being involved in the murder of the mystic peasant and faith healer Grigori Rasputin, whom he felt held undue sway over Tsar Nicholas II
Mar 8 José Raúl Capablanca a Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927. One of the greatest players of all time, he was renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play. Due to his achievements in the chess world, mastery over the board and his relatively simple style of play he was nicknamed the "Human Chess Machine"
Mar 10 William Henry Bragg a British physicist, chemist, mathematician and active sportsman who uniquely shared a Nobel Prize with his son William Lawrence Bragg – the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics: "for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays". The mineral Braggite is named after him and his son. He was knighted in 1920
Mar 12 Robert Bosch a German industrialist, engineer and inventor, founder of Robert Bosch GmbH.
Mar 15 Alexander von Zemlinsky an Austrian composer, conductor, and teacher.
Mar 28 Miguel Hernández a 20th-century Spanish language poet and playwright associated with the Generation of '27 movement and the Generation of '36 movement.