On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Ireland retains Five Nations Rugby Championship & Triple Crown with a 5-0 win over Wales at St. Helen's Ground, Swansea

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Payne, American rock keyboardist (Little Feat-Time Loves a Hero), born in Waco, Texas
  • David Mellor, secretary of the British treasury/MP
  • Mary Alice Williams, news reporter (NBC-TV)
  • Mike Gibbins, Welsh musician & drummer (Badfinger), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2005)
  • Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican-American producer & filmmaker
  • Natalia Kuchinskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • Sara Lane, American actress (Elizabeth Grainger-The Virginian), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Maria "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress abd wife of Piet Vink Sr, dies at 95