What happened this day in history September 1, 1939

What are the important events that happened on September 1, 1939? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 1, 1939: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 1, 1939 is the 244th day of the year 1939 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 121 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 19, 1939 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatetracontatetragon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $282.20. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rabbit is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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September 1, 1939 Historical Events

  • 1939
    Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.
  • 1939
    George C. Marshall becomes Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
  • 1939
    Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Army (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).
  • 1939
    The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross is also instituted on this date.
  • 1939
    World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning World War II.

Who were born on September 1, 1939?

  • 1939
    Lily Tomlin, American actress and comedian

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