On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania
  • 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
  • Fred Willard, American comedian (Fernwood 2 Night, Real People), born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • 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
  • StanisÅ‚aw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)