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.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • 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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Movies

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I Was a Male War Bride

I Was a Male War Bride

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall, Randy Stuart

Country: United States of America

Jolson Sings Again

Jolson Sings Again

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, William Demarest, Ludwig Donath

Rope of Sand

Rope of Sand

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre

It's a Great Feeling

It's a Great Feeling

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Doris Day, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Bill Goodwin

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Mixed Doubles

Mixed Doubles

Directed by: Rajat Kapoor

Captain Video and His Video Rangers

Captain Video and His Video Rangers

Directed by: Arnee Nocks

Starring: Don Hastings, Al Hodge, Ben Lackland, Hal Conklin

Country: United States of America

Ruthie on the Telephone

Ruthie on the Telephone

Academy Theatre

Academy Theatre

Practice Tee

Practice Tee

Days to next August 12

If August 12, 1949 is your birthday you're 70 years, 11 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 days.
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