Wednesday 20 December 1939US date format: 12/20/1939, UK date format: 20/12/1939
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 20, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kathryn Joosten and Klaus Schweizer.
Of Mice and Men, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- 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.
- Kathryn Joosten: American actress (d. 2012).
- Dianne Arndt: Artist / photographer.
- Klaus Schweizer: Composer.
- Agatha N: "Kim" Weston; American gospel/singer...
- Daniel Eon
- Hans Langsdorff: German Captain (Graaf Spee), commits...
- Radio Australia begins overseas short-wave service.