On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1943

Historical Events

  • Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov

Music Premiere

Richard Strauss' Second 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

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


1943 Highlights

About August 11, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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