December 15, 1939 Gone with the Wind premiered in Atlanta, Georgia and frankly— people gave a damn.
December has always been a big month for the movies, and Gone With the Wind is the top grossing movie of all time. Sure you have to consider inflation, but 1939 money went a long way. It one ten Academy Awards and has sold more tickets in the United States than any other film. It's the definitive blockbuster. Here's the entire film in 60 seconds: