This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide 1Z0-808 and have Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff 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?