On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Frédéric van Rossum, Belgian composer, born in Ixelles, Belgium
  • Frederik Van Rossum, Belgian pianist, composer (Waves; In memoriam Glenn Gould) , and pedagogue, born in Ixelles, Belgium
  • Horst Bastian, German writer and screenwriter, born in Exin (d. 1986)
  • Jack Whitten, American abstract painter, born in Bessemer, Alabama (d. 2018)
1939 Highlights

About December 5, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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