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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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.

But much more happened on December 1939: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1939?


Events

  • 02 Dec 1939 New York's La Guardia Airport begins operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, one minute after midnight.
  • 04 Dec 1939 World War II: HMS Nelson is struck by a mine (laid by U-31) off the Scottish coast and is laid up for repairs until August 1940.
  • 06 Dec 1939 5th Heisman Trophy Award: Nile Kinnick, Iowa (HB).
  • 09 Dec 1939 Russian air raid on Helsinki, Finland.
  • 10 Dec 1939 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat the New York Giants 27-0
  • 12 Dec 1939 Russ Indigirka capsizes in blizzard off Japanese coast; 750 die
  • 13 Dec 1939 Battle at La Plata - 3 British cruisers vs. German Graf Spee
  • 14 Dec 1939 Soviet Union attacks Finland-League of Nations drops Soviet Union
  • 15 Dec 1939 Gone with the Wind receives its premiere at Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • 17 Dec 1939 German pocket battleship Graf Spee scuttled by its crew off Uruguay
  • 19 Dec 1939 Russian air and ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa.
  • 20 Dec 1939 Radio Australia begins overseas short-wave service.
  • 22 Dec 1939 99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany
  • 23 Dec 1939 South Australia score 7-821 against Queensland in cricket.
  • 24 Dec 1939 World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.
  • 25 Dec 1939 Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the 9th reindeer.
  • 26 Dec 1939 Earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey
  • 27 Dec 1939 Between 20,000 and 40,000 die in magnitude 8 quake (Erzincam Turkey)
  • 28 Dec 1939 The Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber prototype first flies.
  • 29 Dec 1939 First flight of the Consolidated B-24.
  • 31 Dec 1939 25 U-boats sunk this month (81,000 ton)

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1939?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)
  2. - The Little Red Fox
  3. - Careless
  4. - Stop! It's Wonderful
  5. - Indian Summer

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

The Green Mile

The Green Mile

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Country: United States of America

3 Idiots

3 Idiots

Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani

Starring: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Country: United States of America

Swades

Swades

Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Country: United States of America