Wednesday 20 December 1939
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dianne Arndt and Klaus Schweizer.
Of Mice and Men, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while All This, and Heaven Too by Rachel Field 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 20 December 1939 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
- Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
- Dianne Arndt: Artist / photographer.
- Klaus Schweizer: Composer.
- Agatha N: "Kim" Weston; American gospel/singer ("It Takes Two").
- Daniel Eon: .
- Kathryn Joosten: American actress (d. 2012).
- Hans Langsdorff: German Captain (Graaf Spee), commits suicide.
- Radio Australia begins overseas short-wave service.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1939 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra - Tuxedo Junction
- All the Things You Are - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
- Faithful Forever - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
- In an Old Dutch Garden (By an Old Dutch Mill) - Dick Jurgens & His Orchestra
- Bluebirds in the Moonlight - Dick Jurgens & His Orchestra
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