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Wednesday 13 December 1939

US date format: 12/13/1939, UK date format: 13/12/1939

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 13, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Clive Brain and Eric Flynn. Judge Hardy and Son, directed by George B. Seitz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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Movies

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Judge Hardy and Son

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker

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Four Wives

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, Gale Page

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El signo de la muerte

Directed by: Chano Urueta

Starring: Cantinflas, Manuel Medel, Carlos Orellana, Elena D'Orgaz

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Slightly Honorable

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Pat O'Brien, Edward Arnold, Broderick Crawford, Ruth Terry

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Days of Jesse James

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Don 'Red' Barry, Pauline Moore

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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Facts:
  • Battle at La Plata - 3 British cruisers vs. German Graf Spee
  • World War II: Battle of the River Plate : Captain Hans Langsdorff of the German Deutschland class cruiser (pocket battleship) Admiral Graf Spee engages with Royal Navy cruisers HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax and HMNZS Achilles.

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Planetary positions on December 13, 1939 - Geocentric view

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Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Bluebirds in the Moonlight - Dick Jurgens & His Orchestra
  2. In an Old Dutch Garden (By an Old Dutch Mill) - Dick Jurgens & His Orchestra
  3. Tuxedo Junction - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra
  4. Faithful Forever - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
  5. All the Things You Are - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra

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