What Happened on August 8, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday

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