On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates golden jubilee

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