On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1948

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (d. 1982)
  • Holger Osieck, German footballer and coach
  • Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter
  • Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions - "Virgin Killer"), born in Hildesheim, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Andrei A Zjdanov, Rus politician (against kosmopolitism), dies at 52
  • Billy Laughlin, American child actor (Froggy- Our Gang), dies in a car accident at 16
1948 Highlights

About August 31, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo