On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1943

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Hermann Goering division in Tunisia surrenders

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • US 7th div lands on Attu, Aleutian, (1st US territory recaptured)

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnie Satin [Silver], American musician (The Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • George Edwards, composer
  • Juliet Harmer, English actress
  • Les Chadwick, English bassist (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool. England
  • Nancy Greene Raine OC OBC OD, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold giant slalom 1968; World C'ship gold giant slalom, combined 1968) and senator (BC), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Szmul Zygielbojm, Jewish-Polish socialist politician (Bund) and activist, commits suicide to protest Allied indifference to the Holocaust during WWII at 48
1943 Highlights

About May 11, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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