September 17, 1939 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die
  • Poland's President Ignacy Mościck and Prime Minister Felicjan Sławoj Składkowski flee to Romania
  • Soviet Union invades Eastern Poland, taking 217,000 Poles prisoner
  • Taisto Mäki becomes the first man to run the 10,000 metres in under 30 minutes, in a time of 29:52.6

Birthdays in History

  • David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- )