What Happened on August 11, 1943

Historical Events

  • Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov

Music Premiere

Richard Strauss' Second Horn Concerto, premieres at the Salzburg Festival with Gottfried von Freiberg as soloist with the Vienna Philharmonic under Karl Böhm

  • US amphibians land at Brolo on north coast of Sicily
1943 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Abigail Folger, American heiress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • Denis Payton, British rock saxophonist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in London (d. 2006)
  • James Kale, Canadian rock bass player and songwriter (The Guess Who, 1962-72 - "American Woman"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Kenny Gamble, American songwriter, and "Philadelphia Soul" producer, with Leon Huff (Billy Paul - "Me & Mrs Jones"; The O'Jays; Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Krzysztof Meyer, Polish pianist, composer, and music scholar, born in Kraków, Poland

Pervez Musharraf (1943-2023)

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

Born in 1943

About August 11, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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