On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill "Sputnik" Spooner, American rock guitarist (The Tubes - "Talk To Ya Later"), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor (Zinda Bhaag, Masoom, Paar), born in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMargaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell, American author (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48


1949 Highlights

About August 16, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo