What Happened on October 8, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Germany annexes Western Poland
  • NY Yankees sweep Reds in 36th World Series, 4th straight WS win

Famous Birthdays

  • Armando Gentilucci, composer
  • Elvira Ozolina, USSR, javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Harvey Pekar, American author
  • Lynne Stewart, American civil liberties lawyer
  • Paul Hogan, Australia, actor (Crocodile Dundee, Lightning Jack)