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)
  • 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)
1939 Highlights

About December 30, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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