1st September 1939
Germany invaded Poland, commencing World War II. 80 years.
6th September 1939
Arthur Rackham, the British book illustrator famous for Alice's Adventues in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and many more, died. 80 years.
19th September 1839
George Cadbury, third son of John Cadbury, a Quaker who founded Cadbury's cocoa and chocolate company in Britain, was born. 180 years.
20th September 1934
Sophia Loren, Italian actress, declared "one of the world cinema's treasures", was born. 85 years.
22nd September 1989
Irving Berlin, the American songwriter and lyricist, died. 30 years.
23rd September 1889
Wilkie Collins, the British author best known for 'The Woman in White', died. 130 years.
23rd September 1939
Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis, died. 80 years.
26th September 1934
RMS Queen Mary was launched in Clydebank, Scotland. 85 years.
30th September 1924
Truman Capote, American bestselling author, most famous for Breakfast at Tiffany's, was born. 95 years.
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