Friday 8 December 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 8, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include James Galway and Red Berenson.
An Adventure of Salvator Rosa, directed by Alessandro Blasetti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 8 December 1939
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
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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.
- Red Berenson: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- James Galway in Belfast: Ireland; flutist (18k gold flute, Royal Philharmonic).
- Jerry Butler in Sunflower: Mississippi, USA; rock vocalist ("Never Give You Up").
- Jerry ''The Iceman'' Butler: American soul singer.
- Lynn Wilson: Contractor / multi-millionaire.
- 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).
- Felipe Gozon: Filipino lawyer and businessman, the Chairman and CEO of GMA Network Inc.
- Sir James Galway: Northern Irish flautist.
- Ernest Schelling: Composer, dies at 63.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1939 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Indian Summer - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
- Stop! It's Wonderful - Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
- Careless - Dick Jurgens & His Orchestra
- The Little Red Fox - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra