What Happened on February 12, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 performances
  • 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, country artist (Black Oak Arkansas-High on the Hog)

Famous Deaths

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