On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1939

Historical Events

  • 5th Heisman Trophy Award: Nile Kinnick, Iowa (HB)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Cole Porter's musical "Du Barry was a Lady" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Alaimo, American rocker (Mashed Potatoes), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Tomés Svoboda, Czech composer (Etude), born in Paris, France
1939 Highlights

About December 6, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius