What Happened on July 15, 1939

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Kojis, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1968, 69; Detroit Pistons, SD Rockets, Seattle SuperSonics), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2021)
  • Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (12 Tests 1958-62)
  • Mike Shannon, American baseball utility (World Series 1964, 67 St. Louis Cardinals) and broadcaster (St. Louis Cardinals radio 1972-2021), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2023)
  • Patrick Wayne, actor (Rounder, Shirley, Beyond Atlantis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Ronald Hadfield, chief constable (West Midlands England)
  • William David Hellerman, composer
Born in 1939

Famous Deaths

  • Johon Mellanby, physiologist, dies
  • Percy Scott Worthington, architect, dies
1939 Highlights

About July 15, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer