This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Use a Prepared Statement! Then you never have to worry about date formatting. Although I am curious why you're selecting a value with date as the field name, wouldn't "SELECT * FROM ... WHERE date='28-Feb-2008'" be more appropriate?