Friday 12 August 1949US 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).
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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- Julien Lepers: French TV host, the presenter on...
- Mark Knopfler: Scottish musician, singer and...
- Fernando Collor de Mello: Brazilian politician with an advantaged...
- Jean-Robert Pitte: French geographer, a specialist in...
- Panagiotis Chinofotis: Greek admiral and politician.
- David Rubenstein: Businessman.
- Alex Naumik: Lithuanian-Norwegian singer-songwriter...
- Rick Ridgeway: American mountaineer and photographer.
- Lou Martin: Northern Irish pianist songwriter and...
- Craig McCaw: Businessman.
- Anthony Akerman: South Africa -- Director.
- 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.