On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1940

Historical Events

  • Italy declares war on Allies
  • World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy
  • World War II: First attack of the Italian Air force on the island of Malta

Famous Birthdays

  • Joey Dee [DiNicola] American singer (The Starliters - "Peppermint Twist"), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Michael Wilkes, British commander (UK Field Army), born in Steep, Hampshire (d. 2013)
1940 Highlights

About June 11, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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