On This Day

What Happened on September 10, 1939

Historical Events


BattleDeclaration of War

Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King

Famous Birthdays

  • Artie Tripp, American rocker (Mothers Of Invention), born in Athens, Ohio
  • Cynthia Lennon [nee Powell], wife of Beatle John Lennon, born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • Greg Mullavey, American actor (Tom-Mary Hartman, Rituals), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Mother Flawless Sabrina [Jack Doroshow], American LGBT activist, drag queen and pioneer for transgender people and drag queens, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Topham Brinton, English carpet magnate/multi-millionaire
1939 Highlights

About September 10, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo