What Happened on March 12, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Payne, 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)
  • Michael "Mike" Gibbins, Welsh musician (Badfinger), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2005)
  • Mike Gibbons, Welsh musician and drummer (Badfinger), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2005)
  • Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican-American producer and 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