On This Day

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 torpedoed & sinks
  • Lt Gen Montgomery makes landing on Gibraltar

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60
1942 Highlights

About August 11, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo