On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1949

Historical Events

  • Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget, later knows as SAAB, is founded in Sweden.

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Gibbons, American blues-rock guitarist (Moving Sidewalks; ZZ Top - "Cheap Sunglasses"; "Legs"), born in Houston, Texas
  • Sugar Blue [Jimmie Whiting], American touring and session blues harmonica player (Louisiana Red; Rolling Stones), born in Harlem, New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (Ben Hur), dies at 76
  • Traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed
1949 Highlights

About December 16, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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