What Happened on August 31, 1969

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Trefilov, Russian NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Olympic silver 1998), born in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Russia
  • Andrew Cunanan, American serial killer (killed Gianni Versace),born in National City, California (d. 1997)
  • Javagal Srinath, Indian cricketer (right-arm pace bowler since 1991)
  • Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor (Australia Survivor presenter), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Victor Alexander, American NBA forward/center (NY Knicks), born in Detroit, Michigan
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Ottmar Gerster, German composer (rector of the Liszt Music Academy in Weimar), dies at 72

Rocky MarcianoRocky Marciano (1923-1969)

American boxer (undefeated world heavyweight champion 1952-56), dies in a plane crash at 45

1969 Highlights

About August 31, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
  • UK #1 Song: In The Year 2525 (Exorium And Terminus) - Zager & Evans