On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov
  • Richard Strauss' 2nd Horn Concert, premieres
  • 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
  • Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general and politician, 10th President of Pakistan (2001-2008), born in Delhi, British India