On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1939

Historical Events

  • Finnish army recaptures Agläjärvi

Famous Birthdays

  • Christoffel "Stoffel" van de Merwe, South African minister of Education
  • Harold E. Varmus, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright
  • Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear)
  • Sandro Lopopolia, Italian lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960)

Famous Deaths

  • Matthew Brown, Journalist, dies at 51
1939 Highlights

About December 18, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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