What Happened on June 12, 1949

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Kwame Nkrumah announces the formation of Ghana's Convention People's Party (CPP), the word "convention" chosen "to carry the masses with us"

Famous Birthdays

  • John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia; King Crimson, 1972-74; Roxy Music, 1974-75; U.K.), born in Willington, England (d. 2017)
  • Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Granby, Quebec, Canada
  • Yuri Baturin, Russian cosmonaut (SK:Soyuz TM-28), born in Moscow, Russia
Born in 1949

Famous Weddings

Jim Jones

Religious leader Jim Jones (18) weds nurse Marceline Baldwin

1949 Highlights

About June 12, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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