Friday 8 September 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joseph Fox and Carsten Keller.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, directed by Alfred Werker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Joseph Fox: American physics engineer and CEO in charge of Chesapeake, a specialty pulp and paper manufacturer.
- Carsten Keller: German field hockey player and coach.
- Guitar Shorty: American singer and guitarist.
- FDR declares limited national emergency due to war in Europe
- Gen Von Reichenaus pantzer 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
- American President Franklin Roosevelt declares a limited national emergency, issuing orders to substantially increase the army, navy, marine corps, and National Guard.
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