On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1940

Historical Events

  • -12] Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs
  • 54th US Postmaster General: Frank C Walker of Pa takes office
  • Anton Mussert establishes Dutch SS
  • George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hitler begins operation Seelöwe (Sealion - aborted invasion England)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers), born in Manchester, England (d. 2002)
  • Brian DePalma, film director (Body Double, Dressed to Kill), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Robert Palmer, American businessman and last CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Theodore Olson, 42nd Solicitor General of the United States, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tom Gallagher, American diplomat, gay activist, and 1st Foreign Service officer to publicly come out in 1976, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2018)
1940 Highlights

About September 11, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo