What Happened on August 3, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Basketball Association of America (BAA) & National Basketball League (NBL) merge to form National Basketball Association (NBA), Maurice Podoloff elected head of new league
  • Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Morris "B. B." Dickerson, American bassist (War, Low Rider, Outlaw), born in Torrence, California
  • Reed Waller, American comic book author (Omaha the Cat Dancer)
  • Valeri Vasiliev, Soviet ice hockey defenceman (2x Olympic gold),born in Gorky, Soviet Union (d. 2012)