On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1939

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

SS-Fuhrer Himmler begins deportation of Polish Jews

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler

Famous Birthdays

  • Dianne Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Lee Trevino, American golfer (British Open 1971-72; US Open 1968, 71; US PGA 1974, 84), born in Dallas, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Max Fiedler, German composer, dies at 79
1939 Highlights

About December 1, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius