On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Clara Adams (NYC) is 1st woman to complete round world flight

Famous Birthdays

  • Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (12 Tests 1958-62)
  • Patrick Wayne, actor (Rounder, Shirley, Beyond Atlantis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Ronald Hadfield, chief constable (West Midlands England)
  • Tony Bullimore, British yachtsman (1997 solo around-the-world yacht race, dramatic rescue), born in Southend-on-Sea, England (d. 2018)
  • William David Hellerman, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Johon Mellanby, physiologist, dies
  • Percy Scott Worthington, architect, dies