On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1949

Historical Events

  • 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Akerman, South Africa, director
  • Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil (1990-92)
  • Mark Knopfler, British singer-songwriter, guitarist (Dire Straits - "Walk Of Life"; "Sultans Of Swing"), and film score composer (Local Hero; Princess Bride), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek politician

Famous Weddings

Angela Lansbury

Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England

1949 Highlights

About August 12, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo