On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1940

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 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), 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? 80 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini