What Happened on September 30, 1939

Historical Events

  • Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.
  • Chicago pitcher Clint Brown sets MLB record with his 61st relief appearance as White Sox beat St. Louis Browns, 7-5
  • Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland
  • In the first televised college football game, Fordham beats Waynesburg, 34-7 at Randalls Island, NY
1939 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Len Cariou, Canadian actor (Sweeney Todd), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Piet Blauw, Dutch politician (VVD)
Born in 1939

Famous Weddings

William Golding

Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding (28) weds analytic chemist Ann Brookfield

About September 30, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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