On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1939

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • General 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? 82 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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