On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1939

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
1939 Highlights

About September 8, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo