On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 1940

Historical Events

  • British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Marshall Philippe Pétain, French hero of World War I, becomes head of the Vichy collaborationist government of France

French General Philippe Pétain
French General
Philippe Pétain

Famous Birthdays

  • Ronnie Mack, American singer-songwriter (He's So Fine), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1963)
  • Terry Patchett, politician
  • Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician
1940 Highlights

About July 11, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer