August 31st: What is special about this date?

August 31st marks the 243rd day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 244th in case of leap years). There are 122 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on August 31st, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to August 31st and what happened on August 31st in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about August 31st.


August 31st: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On August 31st there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Richard Gere
    Richard Gere (1949)

    American actor.

  • Chris Tucker
    Chris Tucker (1971)

    American actor and comedian best known for his role in the Rush Hour film series.

  • James Coburn
    James Coburn (1928)

    American actor, 6'2", slim and relaxed, with a variety of roles, from cowboy to master spy.

  • Marcia Clark
    Marcia Clark (1953)

    American lawyer who rose to prominence as the o.j.

  • Itzhak Perlman
    Itzhak Perlman (1945)

    Israeli-american violinist and conductor.

  • William Saroyan
    William Saroyan (1908)

    American author of short stories, novels, and plays.

  • Eldridge Cleaver
    Eldridge Cleaver (1935)

    Afro-american militant black activist from the '60s.

  • Buddy Hackett
    Buddy Hackett (1924)

    American comedian and actor (d. 2003).

  • Arthur Godfrey
    Arthur Godfrey (1903)

    American entertainer.

  • Richard Basehart
    Richard Basehart (1914)

    American stage actor who made his broadway debut in 1938.

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August 31st: who died on this date?

On August 31st the following celebrities died:

  • Max Bygraves
    Max Bygraves (2012)

    British cockney comedian, actor and stage performer who grew into a great character star.

  • David Farrar
    David Farrar (1995)

    Forest gate, england -- actor.

  • Michael Constantine
    Michael Constantine (2021)

    Greek-american actor (b. 1927).

  • Sally Rand
    Sally Rand (1979)

    Hickory county, missouri -- stripper (fan dance).

  • Charles Delaney
    Charles Delaney (1959)

    Dies at 67.

  • Charlot Baudelaire (1867)

    Influential poet known for his symbolist style.

  • Henry Moore (1986)

    British artist who is widely regarded as the greatest sculptor of our time.

  • John Bunyan (1688)

    English preacher, theologian, and author (d. 1688).

  • Tom Seaver (2020)

    American professional baseball player, known as tom terrific with the new york mets.

  • See all famous people who died on August 31st


August 31st: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On August 31st, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Virgo according to the Western Zodiac.

Virgo zodiac sign

August 31st: what is special about the Virgo sign?

The Virgo sign encompasses people born between August 23rd and September 22nd.

You can discover Virgo's personality traits and attitude and Virgo's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Virgo born in August discover why August born are so special.


August 31st: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on August 31st in history:

  • Aug 31, 1907: Britain and Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia and Tibet
  • Aug 31, 1919: John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago
  • Aug 31, 1957: Malayasia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain
  • Aug 31, 1960: Agricultural Hall of Fame established.
  • Aug 31, 1965: US House of Representatives joins Senate in establishing Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Aug 31, 1977: Spyros Kyprianou appointed President of Cyprus
  • Aug 31, 1985: Prakas sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Illinois
  • Aug 31, 1987: South Africa longest mine strike in history ends
  • Aug 31, 1990: Dennis Eckersley saves his 40th game of the season
  • Aug 31, 1994: Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia and Latvia
  • Aug 31, 2006: Norwegian police raid the stolen painting The Scream, which Edvard Munch stole on August 22, 2004.
  • Aug 31, 2008: Hurricane Gustav:

What day of the year is August 31st?

August 31st marks the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 244th in case of leap years).

There are 122 days remaining until the end of the year.

August 31st is the 31st day of the month of August.


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