Friday 1 December 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dianne Lennon in Los Angeles and Lee [Buck] Trevino in Dallas.
Destry Rides Again, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1939 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Dianne Lennon in Los Angeles: California, USA; singer (Lennon Sisters).
- Lee [Buck] Trevino in Dallas: Texas, USA; PGA golfer (US Open 1968, 1971).
- Diane Lennon: American noted family, a member of the four singing Lennon Sisters.
- Lee Trevino: Mexican-American professional golfer.
- Max Fiedler: Composer, dies at 79.
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