On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Italy invades Albania

Famous Birthdays

  • David Frost, Tenterdon England, TV host (That Was the Week That Was), (d. 2013)
  • Donald L Holmquest, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas

Person of interestFrancis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola, American director (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Gary Kellgren, American music producer who cofounded The Record Plant studios, born in Shenandoah, Iowa (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Lyons, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (1932-39), dies at 59