On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1939

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

  • Patricia Stephens Due, African-American civil rights activist (FAMU jail-in), born in Quincy, Florida (d. 2012)
1939 Highlights

About December 9, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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