On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Blake, English actor (Alexa), born in Chingford, London
  • Geoff Capes, British shot putter, born in Holbeach, England
  • John Bauldie, British music journalist, born in Bolton, England (d. 1996)
  • Norah Ellen O'Neill, first woman pilot for Alaska Central Air (1974), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Rick Springfield [Springthorpe], Australian singer ("Speak to the Sky"; "Jessie's Girl") and actor (General Hospital), born in Balmain, New South Wales
  • Shelley Long, American actress (Diane in Cheers, Money Pit), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Woody Paul [Paul Chrisman], American singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
1949 Highlights

About August 23, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo