Saturday 13 August 1949US date format: 8/13/1949, UK date format: 13/8/1949
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 13, 1949). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Philippe Petit and Bobby Clarke (ice hockey).
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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- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Philippe Petit: French high-wire artist, who gained fame...
- Bobby Clarke (ice hockey)
- Peter J Visclosky: (Rep-D-Indiana, 1985- ).
- Sheralee: Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- Vocalist...
- Mark Knopfler: Musician.
- Jim Brunzell: American professional wrestler.
- Bobby Clarke: Manitoba, Canada -- NHL player / coach...
- Sheralee in Fort Lauderdale: Florida, USA; vocalist (Your Hit...
- Janet Maslin: Journalist.