On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1944

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • French 5th Armour division recaptures Sées

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Klaus Barbie, Gestapo head of Lyon France leaves for Auschwitz

Gestapo Chief Klaus Barbie
Gestapo Chief
Klaus Barbie
  • US air raid on Palembang

Famous Birthdays

  • David Pearl, British judge
  • Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor
1944 Highlights

About August 11, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo