THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Saturday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2017. There are 141 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1981: IBM introduced its first personal computer, the model 5150, at a press conference in New York.
IN THE WORLD
1953: The Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Actor George Hamilton is 78. Actress Jennifer Warren is 76. Rock singer-musician Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) is 68. Jazz musician Pat Metheny is 63. Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot is 54. International Tennis Hall of Famer Pete Sampras is 46. Actor Casey Affleck is 42. Actress Imani Hakim is 24.