On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1940

Historical Events

  • 38 German aircraft shot down over England
  • German air raid on British ports Portland and Weymouth

Famous Birthdays

  • Kip King, actor (Charlie & Company), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Zamara Austrian harpist, composer, and teacher, dies at 77
1940 Highlights

About August 11, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo