What Happened on August 11, 1942

Historical Events

  • - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland
  • 999 Jews are taken from Mechelen transit camp in Belgium
  • British aircraft carrier HMS Eagle hit by 4 German torpedoed and sinks in the Mediterranean Sea, 81 miles south of Mallorca
  • Lt Gen Montgomery makes landing on Gibraltar
1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Hugg, British rock drummer (Manfred Mann - "Mighty Quinn"), and film composer (Up The Junction), born in Gosport, Hampshire, England
  • Otis Taylor, American football wide receiver (Super Bowl 1970 Kansas City Chiefs; First-team All-Pro & Pro Bowl 1971, 72), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2023)
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Heinrich Stein, German composer, and music theorist (La musica moderna), dies at 60

About August 11, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo