Friday 22 December 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include James Gurley .
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, directed by William Dieterle, 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 22 December 1939 ?
- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
- James Gurley: American guitarist (Big Brother and the Holding Company) (d. 2009).
- Ma Rainey: "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer / composer, dies at 53.
- 99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany
- Ma Rainey "Mother of the Blues", American blues singer/composer, dies at age 53.
- 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg, Germany; 99 die in second wreck at Friedrichshafen, Germany.
- Finnish counter-offensive at Petsamo.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1939 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- All the Things You Are - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
- Faithful Forever - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
- In an Old Dutch Garden (By an Old Dutch Mill) - Dick Jurgens & His Orchestra
- Bluebirds in the Moonlight - Dick Jurgens & His Orchestra
- Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra - Tuxedo Junction
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