On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Len Cariou, actor (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Piet Blauw, Dutch politician (VVD)

Famous Weddings

William Golding

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

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
1939 Highlights

About September 30, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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