What Happened on March 15, 1939

Historical Events

Hitler Invades Czechoslovakia

Adolf Hitler summons Czech President Emil Hácha to a meeting in Berlin and informs him of the impending attack by Germany; Hácha suffers a heart attack and later capitulates

Historic Event

Reneging on his pledge in the Munich Agreement, Adolf Hitler and Germany occupy and annex Czechoslovakia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
  • Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Facts of Life & other fiction), born in London (d. 2016)
1939 Highlights

About March 15, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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