On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1940

Historical Events

  • Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100
  • British Fleet Air Arm attack destroys half of Italian fleet at Taranto
  • Thousands of Paris students lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier
  • Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle ("Jeep")

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Boxer, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-92/Sen-D-CA, 1993-2017), born in New York City
  • John Bahler, American session vocalist (Ron Hicklin Singers), arranger, composer, producer (The Love Generation), and conductor (Lawrence Welk Orchestra), born in New York City
1940 Highlights

About November 11, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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