On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1939

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)
1939 Highlights

About December 30, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn