What Happened on September 11, 1940

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

Nazi Germany begins Operation Seelöwe (Sealion - aborted invasion of England)

1940 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie and The Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), 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, born in Gorman, Texas
  • Theodore Olson, American attorney (42nd Solicitor General of the United States, 2001-04), 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)
Born in 1940

About September 11, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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