What Happened on September 5, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR declares US neutrality at start of WW II in Europe

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • New Zealand Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage declares New Zealand's support for Britain in the war with Germany; Savage famously told the nation 'where she goes, we go. Where she stands,we stand'

Famous Birthdays

  • Clay Regazzoni, Swiss racing driver (d. 2006)
  • George Lazenby, Goulburn Australia, actor (OHMSS-James Bond)
  • John Stewart, rocker (Kingston Trio-Fire in the Wind), born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, Dutch actor/director (Two Boys), dies at 67