On This Day

What Happened on November 13, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Idris Muhammad [Leo Morris], American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • Karel Brückner, 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 American 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
1939 Highlights

About November 13, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio