On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1939

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDouglas 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? 80 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius