On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1940

Historical Events

  • 65th Preakness: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 1:58.6
  • NY World's Fair reopens

Famous Birthdays

  • Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
  • Ronald Anthony Pellegrino, composer
1940 Highlights

About May 11, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus