On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic gold 1968)

Famous Deaths

  • Gunnar Höckert, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m 1936), dies of war wounds at 29
  • John Buchan, Scottish politician, Governor-General of Canada (1935-40), writer (The Thirty-Nine Steps) and historian dies at 64
1940 Highlights

About February 11, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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