Friday December 08, 1939

US date format: 12/8/1939, UK date format: 8/12/1939

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 8, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include James Galway and Red Berenson. Zorro's Fighting Legion, directed by John English, William Witney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 08, 1939?


  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Zorro's Fighting Legion

Zorro's Fighting Legion

Directed by: John English, William Witney

Starring: Reed Hadley, Sheila Darcy, William Corson, Leander De Cordova

An Adventure of Salvator Rosa

An Adventure of Salvator Rosa

Directed by: Alessandro Blasetti

Starring: Gino Cervi, Luisa Ferida, Rina Morelli, Osvaldo Valenti

South of the Border

South of the Border

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, Lupita Tovar

Crashing Thru

Crashing Thru

Directed by: Elmer Clifton

Starring: James Newill, Warren Hull, Jean Carmen, Milburn Stone

Everything Happens at Night

Everything Happens at Night

Directed by: Irving Cummings

Starring: Sonja Henie, Ray Milland, Robert Cummings, Maurice Moscovitch

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 08, 1939?
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Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. - The Little Red Fox
  2. - Careless
  3. - Stop! It's Wonderful
  4. - Indian Summer

Days to next December 08

If December 08, 1939 is your birthday you're 80 years, 8 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 25 days.

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