What Happened on December 7, 1939

Historical Events

Baseball Hall of Fame

Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

  • William Walton's Violin Concerto premieres in Cleveland; Ohio, with Jascha Heifetz as soloist and the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Artur Rodziński

About December 7, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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