On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Gibbons, American jazz-rock guitarist (Moving Sidewalks, ZZ Top), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Deaths

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