Friday 15 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 Cindy Birdsong in Camden and Nicolaus A Huber.
Gulliver's Travels, directed by Dave Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Nicolaus A Huber: Composer.
- Cindy Birdsong in Camden: New Jersey, USA; rock vocalist (Labelle - "Rainbow", Supremes).
- Kathleen Arc: American astrology buff relocated to Italy, nicknamed Kat.
- James Vincent: American mechanical engineer and CEO of Biogen, a biotech pioneering company with revenues from alpha-interferon for cancer treatment and gamma-interferon for arthritis.
- Cindy Birdsong: American singer-songwriter (The Supremes and Labelle).
- Gone with the Wind receives its premiere at Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- 1st commercial manufacture of nylon yarn, Seaford, Delaware
- Snip departs for 1st flight to Paramaribo / Curacao
- First commercial manufacture of nylon yarn, Seaford, Deleware.
- World premiere of film Gone With the Wind in Atlanta, Georgia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1939 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Stop! It's Wonderful - Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
- The Little Red Fox - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
- Indian Summer - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
- Dick Jurgens & His Orchestra - Careless
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