On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1939

Historical Events

  • Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania

Event of interestEvent of Interest

William Joyce's first Nazi propaganda broadcast

Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist William Joyce
Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist
William Joyce

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Whittaker, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas), born in Eureka, Kansas
  • Jorge Sampaio, 18th President of Portugal (Socialist Party: 1996-2006), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Naresh Sohal, Indian composer, born in Punjab, India

Famous Deaths

  • Gwen John, Welsh painter, dies at 63
  • Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
1939 Highlights

About September 18, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo