On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 1949

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

  • Daniel Cat├ín, Mexican composer (Rappaccini's Daughter; Florencia en el Amazonas), born in Mexico City (d. 2011)
  • Eric Kloss, American jazz saxophonist, born in Greenville, Pennsylvania
  • Greg Calbi, American mastering engineer (Eric Carmen; John Lennon; David Bowie; Bruce Springsteen), born in Yonkers, New York
  • Jan Keizer, Dutch pop singer (BZN - "Rhythm of My Heart"), born in Volendam, Netherlands
  • Lyle Alzado, American NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • Richard Thompson, English singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("Tear-Stained Letter"; "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"), born in Notting Hill Gate, London

Famous Deaths

  • Basil Harwood, English composer, dies at 89
1949 Highlights

About April 3, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries