On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Author H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
  • 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