80 Years Ago—December 9, 1939: In a friendly fire incident near Metz, France, Cpl. Thomas Priday becomes the first British soldier killed in WWII.
New song in Top Ten: “Oh, Johnny, Oh!”
75 Years Ago—Dec. 9, 1944: In Formosa Strait, US submarines Redfish and Sea Devil damage Japanese carrier Junyo beyond repair.
Bulgarian and Yugoslavian armies drive the last German forces from Serbia and Macedonia.
British troops arrive in Athens, Greece to put down the communist uprising.