What Happened on July 11, 1940

Historical Events

  • British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay

Event of Interest

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
Born in 1940

About July 11, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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