What Happened on September 18, 1939

Historical Events

  • Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania

Event of Interest

William Joyce's first Nazi propaganda broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Whittaker, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas), born in Eureka, Kansas
  • Jorge Sampaio, Portuguese lawyer and Socialist Party politician (President of Portugal, 1996-2006; Mayor of Lisbon, 1990-95), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2021)
  • Naresh Sohal, Indian-British composer (Gautama Buddha; The Cosmic Dance; The Divine Song), born in Punjab, British India (d. 2018)
Born in 1939

Famous Deaths

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

About September 18, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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