What Happened on April 3, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS
  • North Atlantic Treaty signed by US, Britain, France & Canada
  • WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Keizer, Dutch singer (BZN-Rhythm of My Heart)
  • Lyle Alzado, NFLer (LA Raiders)/actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire)
  • Richard Thompson, vocalist/guitarist (Shoot Out the Lights)

Famous Deaths

  • Basil Harwood, composer, dies at 89