What Happened on September 8, 1939

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

  • General Von Reichenau's panzer division reaches suburbs of Warsaw

Sports History

Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games

  • Yanks beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game called because of lightning
1939 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Carsten Keller, German field hockey player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Berlin
  • Guitar Shorty [David William Kearney], American blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (You Don't Treat Me Right), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2020) [some sources cite Loughman, Florida]
Born in 1939

About September 8, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years and 9 months
Leap Year: No

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