On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 2011

Historical Events

  • 68th Venice Film Festival: "Faust" directed by Alexander Sokurov wins Golden Lion

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Twiss, British test pilot (breaking the World Air Speed Record and being the first person to exceed 1,000 mph in flight), dies at 90
  • Valery Rozhdestvensky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 23), dies at 72
  • Wade Belak, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1996-2011 (Toronto Maple Leafs and four other teams), dies at 35
2011 Highlights

About August 31, 2011

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo