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 hit by 4 German torpedoed and sinks in the Mediterranean Sea, 81 miles south of Mallorca
  • Lt Gen Montgomery makes landing on Gibraltar

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Hugg, British rock drummer (Manfred Mann - "Mighty Quinn"), and film composer (Up The Junction), born in Gosport, Hampshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Heinrich Stein, German composer, and music theorist (La musica moderna), dies at 60
1942 Highlights

About August 11, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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