On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1950

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die
  • USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage & sabotage

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob McEwen, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1981-93), born in Hillsboro, Ohio
  • Dorrit Moussaieff, Israeli jewellery designer & businesswoman, born in Jerusalem, Israel
  • Göran Lindblad, Swedish politician, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Marilyn Smith, American microbiologist, born in Americus, Georgia
  • Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician, born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Koos van de Griend, Dutch composer, dies at 44