On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 2019

Historical Events

  • Gunman kills seven and injures 22 during high speed chase in Odessa, Texas
  • India removes citizenship status from 1.9 million people in state of Assam, leaving them off its new National Register of Citizens
  • Major track crash during Formula 2 race at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium kills Anthoine Hubert and critically injures Juan Manuel Correa
  • Minnesota Twins smash 6 HRs in 10-7 loss to the Tigers in Detroit; break MLB record by hitting 268th home run of the season
  • US missile attack in al-Qaeda jihadist training camp in Idlib province, Syria, kills 40

Famous Weddings

  • British pop singer Ellie Goulding (32) marries art dealer Caspar Jopling (27) at York Minister in York, England

Famous Deaths

  • Wim Statius Muller, CuraƧaoa conductor, pianist, and composer, dies at 89
2019 Highlights

About August 31, 2019

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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