On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1940 NFL Draft: George Cafego from University of Tennessee first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Winnipeg Blue Bombers claim 2nd title; defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
  • Russian air raid on Helsinki

Famous Birthdays

  • Patrician Stephens Due, Quincy, Florida, African-American civil rights activist (FAMU jail-in), (d. 2012)