What Happened on September 20, 1939

Historical Events

  • British navy captures German U-27 boat

Boxing Title Fight

Joe Louis puts Bob Pastor down 5 times before an 11th round KO at Briggs Stadium, Detroit in his 8th heavyweight boxing title defense

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)
Born in 1939

Famous Deaths

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

About September 20, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 84 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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