On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1939

Historical Events

  • Radio NY Worldwide-WRUL begins radio transmission

Famous Birthdays

  • Stanley David Griggs, American astronaut (STS 51-D), STS 33), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1989)
  • [Benjamin] Latimore, American blues singer and piano player ("Let's Straighten It Out"), born in Charleston, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Kyoka Izumi, Japanese novelist (b. 1873)
1939 Highlights

About September 7, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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