On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1943

Historical Events

  • Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov

Music concertMusic Concert

Richard Strauss' 2nd Horn Concert, premieres

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss
  • US amphibians land at Brolo on north coast of Sicily

Famous Birthdays

  • Abigail Folger, American heiress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • Denis Payton, English rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London (d. 2006)
  • James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
  • Kenny Gamble, US songwriter, "Philadelphia Soul" producer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Krzysztof Meyer, Polish pianist, composer, and music scholar, born in Krak√≥w, Poland

Person of interestPervez Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general and politician, 10th President of Pakistan (2001-2008), born in Delhi, British India

General and 10th President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf
General and 10th President of Pakistan
Pervez Musharraf

1943 Highlights

About August 11, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo