On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday

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 musician (Dire Straits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek politician

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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