On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • O'Reilly takes 14-45 (8-23 & 6-22) as NSW crush Qld in 2 days

Famous Birthdays

  • Doeke Eisma, Dutch sociologist and politician (D66)
  • Glenda Adams, Australian author (d. 2007)