Friday August 12, 1949
US date format: 8/12/1949, UK date format: 12/8/1949
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1949). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Julien Lepers and Mark Knopfler.
I Was a Male War Bride, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching Mixed Doubles.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 12, 1949?
- 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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