On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1939

Historical Events

  • British navy captures German U-27 boat

Boxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs Bob Pastor in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman and petroleum industry executive, born in New York
  • Ryszard Grzegorczyk, Polish soccer midfielder (23 caps; Polonia Bytom, RC Lens), born in Bytom, Poland (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Bruchési, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Montreal, dies at 83
1939 Highlights

About September 20, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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