Sunday 17 December 1939
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Novella Nelson and Novella Nelson in Brooklyn.
Of Mice and Men, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while Escape by Ethel Vance was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 December 1939 ?
- Novella Nelson
- Novella Nelson in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actress (Nellie Cole - Chiefs).
- James Booker in New Orleans: Louisiana, USA; rhythm and blues musician (Gonzo).
- Eddie Kendricks: Alabama, United States -- Rocker (Temptations-My Girl, Boogie Down).
- James Booker: American jazz singer (Born 1939).
- German pocket battleship Graf Spee scuttled by its crew off Uruguay
- World War II: Battle of the River Plate : The Admiral Graf Spee is scuttled by Captain Hans Langsdorff outside Montevideo.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1939 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra - Tuxedo Junction
- Bluebirds in the Moonlight - Dick Jurgens & His Orchestra
- In an Old Dutch Garden (By an Old Dutch Mill) - Dick Jurgens & His Orchestra
- Faithful Forever - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
- All the Things You Are - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
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