What Happened on August 31, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Trefilov, Kirovo Russia, NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Oly-S-98)
  • Andrew Phillip Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versache)
  • Javagal Srinath, cricketer (Indian right-arm pace bowler since 1991)
  • Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor
  • Nathan Minchey, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Victor Alexander, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)

Famous Deaths

  • Ottmar Gerster, composer, dies at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash at 45

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano