Friday 8 December 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Gone with the Wind, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 December 1939 ?
- Malta - Public Holiday.
- Panama - Mother's Day
- Romania - Constitution Day
- Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
- R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
- Italy - In Milan, the opera season starts.
- Buddhism - The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
- Afflux (50 Aftermath) (Discordianism)
- James Galway: Irish flutist, world known as the greatest flutist living.
- Lynn Wilson: Contractor / multi-millionaire.
- Sir James Galway: Northern Irish flautist.
- James Galway in Belfast: Ireland; flutist (18k gold flute, Royal Philharmonic).
- Jerry Butler in Sunflower: Mississippi, USA; rock vocalist ("Never Give You Up").
- Red Berenson: Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Felipe Gozon: Filipino lawyer and businessman, the Chairman and CEO of GMA Network Inc., one of the largest media networks in the Philippines.
- Jerry Butler: American singer-songwriter and producer (The Impressions)
- Dariush Mehrjui: Iranian director producer and screenwriter
- Soko Richardson: American drummer (Kings of Rhythm and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers) (d. 2004)
- Jerry ''The Iceman'' Butler: American soul singer
- Ernest Schelling: Composer, dies at 63.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1939 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- South of the Border (Down Mexico Way) - Ambrose & His Orchestra vocal Denny Dennis
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CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
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