80 Years Ago—December 2, 1939: 1940 Summer Olympic Games—originally scheduled to be held in Tokyo, and then changed to Helsinki, Finland—are cancelled due to the war.
New York Municipal Airport (later named LaGuardia) opens for traffic.
75 Years Ago—Dec. 2, 1944: Army-Navy football game is played at Baltimore’s Municipal Stadium with proceeds going to war bonds; Army wins 23-7.
New song in Top Ten—“Don’t Fence Me In.”