On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 1940

Historical Events

  • British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay

Historic Event

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

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? 81 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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