On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
  • Karel Gott, Czech singer 'Sinatra of the East', born in Pilsen, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (d. 2019)
  • Ljubisa Beara, Bosnian general convicted of overseeing Srebrenica Massacre, born in Sarajevo (d. 2017)
  • Sid Haig [Sidney Mosesian], American actor (House of 1000 Corpses, Jason of Star Command), born in Fresno, California

Famous Deaths

  • Alphonse Mucha, Czech Nouveau painter and artist, dies at 78