On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1949

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestRichard Gere

Richard Gere, 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

Famous Deaths

  • Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies
  • Paul Hoffer, German composer, dies at 53
1949 Highlights

About August 31, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo