What Happened on December 30, 1939

Historical Events

Film Release

"Of Mice and Men", starring Burgess Meredith as George, Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie, is released

Cricket Record

Bradman scores 267 South Australia v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century

  • O'Reilly takes 14-45 (8-23 & 6-22) as NSW crush Qld in 2 days
1939 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Doeke Eisma, Dutch sociologist and politician (D66)
  • Elena Tchaikovskaia, Russian figure skating coach, choreographer (Lyudmila Pakhomova / Aleksandr Gorshkov; 6 x World C'ship gold, Olympic gold 1976), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Felix Pappalardi, American rock music producer, songwriter, vocalist, and bassist (Mountain - "Mississippi Queen"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1983)
  • Glenda Adams, Australian author (d. 2007)
  • Viola Mae Wilkerson, American pop singer ("Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now"), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
Born in 1939

About December 30, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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