What Happened on December 8, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • James Galway, Irish classical flutist known as "The Man With the Golden Flute", born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jerry Butler, American soul vocalist (The Impressions; "Never Give You Up"), born in Sunflower, Mississippi
  • Lynn Wilson, contractor and multi-millionaire
Born in 1939

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Schelling, American child piano prodigy, conductor, and composer (A Victory Ball), dies of a cerebral embolism at 63
1939 Highlights

About December 8, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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