What Happened on April 3, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS
  • WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Calbi, American mastering engineer (associated with Eric Carmen, John Lennon, David Bowie, and Bruce Springsteen), born in Yonkers, New York
  • Jan Keizer, Dutch singer (BZN-Rhythm of My Heart), born in Volendam, Netherlands
  • Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • Richard Thompson, English vocalist and guitarist (Shoot Out the Lights), born in Notting Hill Gate, London

Famous Deaths

  • Basil Harwood, English composer, dies at 89