On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1939

Historical Events

  • Russ Indigirka capsizes in blizzard off Japanese coast; 750 die

Famous Deaths

Douglas Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (The Mark of Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), dies from a heart attack at 56

1939 Highlights

About December 12, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius