What happened this day in history December 12, 1939

What are the important events that happened on December 12, 1939? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 12, 1939: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 12, 1939 is the 346th day of the year 1939 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 19 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 29, 1939 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatetracontahexagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $14,240.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rabbit is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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December 12, 1939 Historical Events

  • 1939
    HMS Duchess sinks after a collision with HMS Barham off the coast of Scotland with the loss of 124 men.
  • 1939
    Winter War: Battle of Tolvajärvi – Finnish forces defeat those of the Soviet Union in their first major victory of the conflict.

Who died on December 12, 1939?

  • 1939
    Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (b. 1883)

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