What Happened on August 31, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Fassel, American football coach (University of Utah 1985–89; New York Giants 1997-2003), born in Anaheim, California (d. 2021)

Richard GereRichard Gere (73 years old)

American actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Rick Roberts, American singer-songwriter (Flying Burrito Brothers; Firefall - "You Are The Woman"), born in Clearwater, Florida
Born in 1949

Famous Deaths

  • André-Louis Debierne, French chemist and physicist (actinium, worked with Marie Curie), dies at 75
  • Paul Höffer, German composer (Olympic Arts gold, 1936), dies at 53
1949 Highlights

About August 31, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo