On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1944

Historical Events

Historic Event

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy

  • French 5th Armour division recaptures Sées

Historic Event

Klaus Barbie, Gestapo head of Lyon France leaves for Auschwitz

  • US air raid on Palembang

Famous Birthdays

  • David Pearl, British judge
  • Ian McDiarmid, Scottish stage director, and stage and screen actor (Star Wars -"Palpatine"), born in Carnoustie, Scotland
1944 Highlights

About August 11, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo