On This Day

What Happened on November 13, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays

  • Idris Muhammad [Leo Morris], American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • Karel Br├╝ckner, Czech football manager, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Robert Whitaker, British photographer, born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • George Nicholls Jr, actor (Finishing School), dies at 42
  • Lois Weber, American film director who became the first woman to direct a full feature-length film (The Merchant of Venice) and the first to own her own studio, dies of a stomach ulcer at 60