What Happened on December 22, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany
  • 99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany
  • Finnish counter offensive at Petsamo

Famous Birthdays

  • James Gurley, American musician

Famous Deaths

  • Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53