On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1940

Historical Events

  • 31 German aircraft shot down over England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The "Aufbau Ost" directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.

German WWII General Wilhelm Keitel
German WWII General
Wilhelm Keitel

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Dodds, American early jazz clarinetist, dies at 48
1940 Highlights

About August 8, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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