On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1939

Historical Events

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

Music Premiere

Cole Porter's musical "Du Barry Was A Lady" opens at 46th Street Theatre, NYC; runs 408 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Alaimo, American pop singer ("Mashed Potatoes"; "Every Day I Have To Cry"), 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? 82 years and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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