On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1939

Historical Events

  • British navy captures German U-27 boat

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs Bob Pastor in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman and petroleum industry executive, born in New York

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? 81 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo