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 and car dealer, 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? 71 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer