On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • James Galway, flutist (18k gold flute, Royal Phil), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jerry Butler, Sunflower Miss, rock vocalist (Never Give You Up)
  • Lynn Wilson, contractor/multi-millionaire

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Schelling, American composer and conductor (Victory Ball), dies at 63