On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1969

Historical Events

  • 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Trefilov, Kirovo Russia, NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Olympic silver 1998)
  • Andrew Phillip Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versache)
  • Javagal Srinath, cricketer (Indian right-arm pace bowler since 1991)
  • Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor
  • Victor Alexander, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)

Famous Deaths

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

Rocky Marciano

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano

1969 Highlights

About August 31, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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