On This Day

What Happened on September 10, 1939

Historical Events

Declaration of War

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

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, England (d. 2015)
  • Elisabeth Chojnacka, Polish harpsichordist, with works dedicated to her by over 80 composers, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2017)
  • Greg Mullavey, American actor (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Tom Hartman"; Rituals - "Eddie Gallagher"), 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? 82 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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