What Happened on February 15, 1939

Historical Events

  • German battleship Bismarck was launched

Theater Premiere

Lillian Hellman's play "The Little Foxes" premieres in New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • Jo Clayton, American sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
  • Ole Ellefsæter, Norwegian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 50km & 4×10km relay 1968; World C'ship gold 4×10km relay 1966), born in Furnes, Norway (d. 2022)
  • Robert Hansen, American serial killer
  • Tony Bloom, deputy CEO (Sketchley)
Born in 1939

Famous Deaths

  • Foppe G. Scheltema, Dutch lawyer, dies at 47
  • Henri Jaspar, 27th Prime Minister of Belgium (1927-31), dies at 68
  • Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Russian painter (b. 1878)

About February 15, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius