On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1939

Historical Events

  • After a one-month Siege of Warsaw, hostile forces entered the city.

Historic Event

Winston Churchill calls Russia a "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor
  • George Archer, American golfer (US Masters 1969), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2005)
1939 Highlights

About October 1, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra