On This Day

What Happened on November 15, 1939

Historical Events

  • Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia

Historic Event

FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

  • Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews
  • The first unemployment compensation law, under the Social Security Act, that of the District of Columbia, was approved for grants by the Social Security Board

Famous Birthdays

  • Erik Hansen, Danish canoeist (Olympic gold K-1 1000m 1960; World C'ship gold 1963), born in Randers, Denmark (d. 2014)
  • Thalmus Rasulala [Jack Crowder], actor (Blacula, Roots), born in Miami, Florida
  • Yaphet Kotto, African-American stage and screen actor (Live And Let Die; Alien; Homicide: Life on the Street), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2021) [1]
1939 Highlights

About November 15, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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