On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 Bruch├ęsi, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Montreal, dies at 83