On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st German air attack on Great Britain in WW II
  • South Africa declares war on Nazi-Germany
  • World War II: The Battle of Barking Creek.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Cragg, American soldier and author, born in Rochester, New York
  • David Allan Coe, American country musician (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese molecular biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1987), born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Rackham, English book illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales, Rip van Winkle), dies of cancer at 71