Deaths in History in December 1939

  • Dec 18 Matthew Brown, Journalist, dies at 51
  • Dec 19 Karl Wagenfeld, Low German writer (Lucifer, Death & Devil), dies at 70
  • Dec 20 Hans Langsdorff, German capt (Graaf Spee), commits suicide
  • Dec 23 Anthony H G Fokker, Dutch airplane builder (Spider), dies at 49