On This Day

What Happened on September 10, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday

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, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • Cynthia Lennon [nee Powell], wife of Beatle John Lennon, born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • Greg Mullavey, 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