On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1939

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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? 81 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra