On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1939

Historical Events

  • Earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey
  • Mine strikes in Borinage Brussels

Famous Birthdays

  • Lynn Martin, American politician, (Secretary of Labor, 1991-93; US Congress, 1981-91) born in Evanston, Illinois

Phil Spector

[Harvey] Phil Spector, American record producer (Wall of Sound), and convicted murderer, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2021)

1939 Highlights

About December 26, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 82 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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