On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1949

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners

Famous Birthdays

  • Loretta Devine, American actress (Boston Public), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Gerhard von Keussler, German composer, dies at 75
1949 Highlights

About August 21, 1949

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

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo