What Happened on September 6, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st German air attack on Great Britain in WW II
  • South Africa declares war on Nazi-Germany
  • World War II: The Battle of Barking Creek.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Cragg, American soldier and author
  • David Allan Coe, country musician (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy)
  • Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Rackham, artist/illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales), dies at 71