On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1949

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 - "Why Can't We Be Friends?","Low Rider"), 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)
1949 Highlights

About August 3, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo