On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1949

Historical Events

  • Military coup in Syria under colonel Sami Hinnawi

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Backlund, American wrestler, born in Princeton, Minnesota
  • John Tarrant, 1st Australian born Zen teacher, born in Tasmania, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death
  • Husni el-Zaim, president/dictator of Syria, shot to death
1949 Highlights

About August 14, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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