What Happened on November 12, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Jews in Lodz Poland ordered to wear yellow star of David

Famous Birthdays

  • Lucia Popp, Slovakian soprano (d. 1993)
  • Ruby Nash Curtis [Garnett], US R&B singer (Ruby and the Romantics), born in Akron, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • (Ernest YY) Oscar Tourniaire, actor (Bluejackets), dies at 59
  • Norman Bethune, Canadian doctor and humanitarian (b. 1890)