On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • German battleship Bismarck was launched
  • Lillian Hellman's play "The Little Foxes" premieres in New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • Jo Clayton, American sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
  • Robert Hansen, American serial killer
  • Tony Bloom, deputy CEO (Sketchley)

Famous Deaths

  • Foppe G Scheltema, Dutch lawyer, dies at 47
  • Henri Jaspar, Premier of Belgium (1926-31), dies at 68
  • Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Russian painter (b. 1878)