What Happened on August 16, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill "Sputnik" Spooner, American rock guitarist (The Tubes), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor (Zinda Bhaag, Masoom, Paar), born in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh
  • Scott Asheton, American musician (The Stooges)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMargaret Mitchell

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