Tuesday December 19, 1939
US date format: 12/19/1939, UK date format: 19/12/1939
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 19, 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 Harold E. Varmus and Michael Moorcock.
Of Mice and Men, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 19, 1939?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Russian air and ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 19, 1939?
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Top #1 songs in the USA
- Kay Kyser & His Orchestra - Chatter Box