On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR declares "limited national emergency" due to war in Europe

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Gen Von Reichenau's panzer division reaches suburbs of Warsaw
  • Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games
  • Yanks beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game called because of lightning

Famous Birthdays

  • Carsten Keller, German field hockey player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Berlin
  • Guitar Shorty [David William Kearney], American blues musician, born in Houston, Texas