On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1939

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Gone With the Wind", drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, premieres in Atlanta (Best Picture 1940, inflation not adjusted highest-grossing film of all time)

  • 1st commercial manufacture of nylon yarn in Seaford, Delaware
  • Snip departs for 1st flight to Paramaribo and Curacao

Famous Birthdays

  • Cindy Birdsong, American rock vocalist (Labelle-Rainbow, Supremes), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Nicolaus A. Huber, German composer, born in Passau, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Tom McKibbin, Australian cricketer (5 Tests for Aust 1895-1898, 17 wkts), dies at 69
1939 Highlights

About December 15, 1939

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

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius