On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1949

Historical Events

  • "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 performances

Radio History

Panic in Quito, Ecuador, after "War of the Worlds" played on radio

  • Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey
  • Unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem

Famous Birthdays

  • Gundappa Viswanath, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 70s)
  • Len Randle, baseball player (NY Mets)
  • Stanley Knight, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas - High on the Hog), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, dies at 42
1949 Highlights

About February 12, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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