What Happened on August 8, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 31 German aircraft shot down over England
  • The "Aufbau Ost" directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dilip Sardesai, cricketer (high scoring Indian batsman of 60's)

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Dodds, American musician (b. 1892)