On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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)
  • Katiana Balanika, Greek actress (On Air) and singer
  • Norah Ellen O'Neill, first woman pilot for Alaska Central Air (1974), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Rick Springfield [Richard Lewis Springthorpe], Australian singer (Zoot, Speak to the Sky), 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