On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1949

Historical Events

  • 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
  • Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die
  • LA Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin

Famous Birthdays

  • Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner (Hendrick Motorsports; 7 x NASCAR Cup Series titles), born in Palmer Springs, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland (b. 1860)
1949 Highlights

About July 12, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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