What Happened on December 20, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service

Famous Birthdays

  • Agatha N "Kim" Weston, US gospel singer (It Takes Two)
  • Dianne Arndt, artist/photographer
  • Kathryn Joosten, Eustis, Florida, actress (Desperate Housewives), (d. 2012)
  • Klaus Schweizer, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Langsdorff, German capt (Graaf Spee), commits suicide