Friday 12 August 1949
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
I Was a Male War Bride, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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- Mark Knopfler: Scottish musician, singer and songwriter, who was the main force behind the group "Dire Straits.
- Anthony Akerman: South Africa -- Director.
- Julien Lepers: French TV host, the presenter on "Questions of Champions" game show, and composer, son of architect and jazzman Raymond Lepers and singer Maria Rémusat.
- Panagiotis Chinofotis: Greek admiral and politician.
- Lou Martin: Northern Irish pianist songwriter and producer (d. 2012).
- Alex Naumik: Lithuanian-Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
- Rick Ridgeway: American mountaineer and photographer
- Jean-Robert Pitte: French geographer, a specialist in landscape and gastronomy, president of the Geographical Society, president of 'Le repas gastronomique des Français,' and head of 'Livres en vignes' (Books in the vineyards) festival in Château du Clos de Vougeot. Since 2011 he has chaired the French Academy of Wine.
- Fernando Collor de Mello: Brazilian politician with an advantaged political background and a strong image comparable to President Kennedy, sportive and aggressive. He became President of Brazil 3/15/1990 on the ticket as a "clean government candidate."
- 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)
- The Fourth Geneva Convention is agreed to.
- The Salvatore Giuliano Gang explodes mines under a police barracks outside Palermo, Sicily.
- A military coup in Syria ousts the president.
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- Someday - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
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